The Castle Corona

The Castle Corona

by Sharon Creech, David Diaz
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The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech, David Diaz

Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch.

Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .

And oh, there is an author. But not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061972454
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 324,721
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. “Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter’s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.”

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.


Pennington, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

July 29, 1945

Place of Birth:

Cleveland, Ohio


B.A., Hiram College, 1967; M.A., George Mason University, 1978

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The Castle Corona 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am probably the biggest Sharon Creech fan you will ever meet. This is a wonderful story. I have always been the type to love princesses, princes, and happy endings which makes me love this book, but even more so, even if you are not that type, there are many different characters with many different personalities and traits that all make them unique. Everybody can relate to at least one character in this book. It is my all-time favorite Sharon Creech book!!!! It is a quicker book and not very long, but is filled with imaginative ideas and storylines!
Bisbee More than 1 year ago
This story has an old-fashioned storybook plot. Unlike Sharon Creech's contemporary fiction, it takes place in a kingdom, complete with disfunctional family, impoverished waifs who manage to escape their brutal master, and royals who don't understand the commoners down in the village. Young fans of fairy tales will enjoy this longer version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please bui our hoes
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Alot of complants
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book full of poems that tells a story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i couldnt put it down i readed it 2 years ago and i still like it
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Lol is everyone here on battle of the books?
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book_luver88 More than 1 year ago
This captures the life a child in the middle ages. It is a timeless classic and should be real by all book lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings out the true fantasy of a person. It sure did for me! This book has a great plot and I applaud Sharon on this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sharon Creech has created a truly old-fashioned fairy tale with The Castle Corona. In it we learn of the orphan peasants Pia and Enzio and how their lives become interwoven with those of royalty. An old genre has been brought back to life. You will not be able to put this book down!