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by Edward Eager

eBook Knight's castle (A Voyager/HBJ book) ePub
Author: Edward Eager
Language: English
ISBN: 015647350X
ISBN13: 978-0156473507
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1984)
Pages: 183
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 193
Formats: lrf mobi rtf txt
ePub file: 1513 kb
Fb2 file: 1704 kb

Roger enjoyed science fiction books, too, but there their father drew the line

Roger enjoyed science fiction books, too, but there their father drew the line. He said they were like having bad dreams on purpose, and if the Flying Saucers really have landed, he didn't want to know about it. Roger called this Not Taking a Realistic Attitude. All the same, he really liked the magic books his father and Ann loved so, and back in the days when he was a child, before he got to be eleven, he had even hoped that some day something magic would happen to him. But nothing ever had, and that seemed to Roger to prove that there was no such thing.

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Lyrics: Edward Eager. Book: William Friedberg & Neil Simon. Cast: Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow. The second book, Knight's Castle, is set one generation later, and The Time Garden is its direct sequel. Magic or Not? features different children, and The Well-Wishers is its direct sequel. Seven-Day Magic features a fourth set of children.

Edward Eager's books are well written, magical and educational. I discovered these books this year, 2012, as a result of my 8 year old son's interest in magic books.

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Roger, Anne, Eliza, and Jack find a magic way to go back into the time of Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Ivanhoe. If the old toy soldier hadn't come to life, Roger would never have discovered the magic. And that would never have happened if he and his sister, Ann, hadn't been sent to stay with their bossy cousins for the summer. And that wouldn't have happened at all if their father hadn't gotten sick and gone into the hospital.

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Four cousins, Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack, have an extraordinary summer when, after an old toy soldier comes to life, they find themselves transported back to the days of Robin and Ivanhoe.
I never read this as a child, but have been tracking down classic books to read to my 7-year-old son. So far, this is the very best one we have read. We had already read Half-Magic and Magic by the Lake, so were familiar with Eager's echo-of-Nesbit style. The early part of the book draws upon plot elements in Ivanhoe, and I thought this would be a problem since my son has never heard of Ivanhoe (though he knows Robin Hood) and it's been ages since I read it myself. But it turns out not to matter. Eager soon redraws the characters in his own way and weaves them seamlessly into his imaginative tale. Unlike the other two books that bracket this one, the main character is not merely looking for summer entertainment; he has a self-appointed mission. This colors the whole story and sets it apart from the others, making it deeper and better. I found it very touching. As is usual with really good children's literature, the child hears the story one one level and the adult hears another level. Perhaps it was the story itself, or perhaps the connection this book made with me affected how I read it aloud; either way, my son says this is his favorite of the books we've read, even better than the Whangdoodle which had him in stitches. If you are attempting to decide which Eager book to try, pick this one.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. While there are many magic stories about children visiting a wide variety of places, what sets this apart from page one is the fact that the children (Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack) aren't little angels from the beginning and are more realistic. When the magic happens, it doesn't take them to a little place filled with fluff or the underworld or to Cinderella's ball, but to the world of Ivanhoe! Unlike other stories about people visiting magical worlds, the children and anyone else can change what is happening in the world of the magic castle and the lands around it. Now, on to the reasons why the children themselves are so likeable. Roger is a likeable character because while unselfish and having concerns for his family before himself, he's very protective of the toy castle and, after Ann and Eliza build the magic city, which is as modern and different from the toy castle itself as can be, you expect the book to have Roger be one of those very irritating people who gushes over the city. On the contrary, Roger is very angry about the ultra modern city next to the old fashioned castle, saying that "Magic and modernness don't mix". Now, on to Ann. Originally, Ann wasn't brave and couldn't think for herself much. The adventures transform her into a kind-hearted eight and three month year old who figures out a key part of the puzzle when no one else does. Eliza used to be the bossiest girl on the block, before she encountered the Knight's Castle. Before the quest, when the four are playing with the castle, Ann needs to go to bed before the pretend seige happens. Roger then says that they'll do it in the morning, to which Eliza replies, "Let's have it anyway." By the time they're in the middle of the exciting magical events, Eliza becomes so excited about it that she continues to insist that each visit will be her special turn to guide the children. Jack at first used to only pay attention to using his new camera. He also doesn't believe that there "ackcherly" is magic. The film that he suggests seeing at the theatre is a production on how wheat grows, as it is supposed to have good camera images and effects. Later on, he even temporarily joins Robin Hood's merry men. Another strong factor of the book is that the magic has very strict rules. If you say, "Lead soldiers", or anything like it, you instantly find yourself transported back to the real world. It's ingenious how, since the children shrink down in size when they experience the strange events of the book, Aunt Katharine's lovely home is connected in a way to the world of chivalry and knighthood. For instance, the outer wastes in the knightly realm are ackcherly the hallway between the childrens' rooms. The illustrations are superlative as well. Finally, the ending was magnificent and the best part of the book. I wouldn't have changed a thing, which is really unusual for me, as I'm so knit-picky about how books end. These are only part of my reaons why Knight's Castle is one of my favorite books of all time. I would highly recommend that you read it as well. As a side note, it's amazing how since this book was written and published in the 50's and mentions how modern the time itself is, the book still doesn't feel dated at all. So, that is my very long review of Knight's Castle by Edward Eager. But whether you read the book or not, never forget the good old rule that all magic goeth by threes. The end.
I just finished reading this to my 5- and 8-year-old. We thoroughly enjoyed it! I really like how this book presents a puzzle for the children, not just getting carried away on magical adventures, but how to do a noble deed *within* the magic world without making things worse or getting thrown out of it entirely.

Some of the language is a bit... yeomanly, haha. I worried it would go over my kids' heads, but we just slowed down and discussed things, and overall, it wasn't too challenging. An added bonus was my children trying out this language for themselves. The 5-year-old was pretty sure that adding -eth to everything was the key.
This was my favorite book as a child, and I introduced it to my grandsons one by one. Now it's a reliable birthday present for my younger grandsons' friends. I'm a woman, by the way, and the reason I never gave it to my daughters is that it took me years to track it down--I could remember only the author's first name and the plot. I was so thrilled to find it on amazon.
At first we were surprised that these weren't the children from boom 1, but as we kept reading it all fell i to place. A great story with lessons that don't beat you over the head. Can't wait to read the next one.
A magical adventure with characters who come alive, like Ivanhoe, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lion-heart! A wonderful story for young and old!
Edward Eager's books are well written, magical and educational. I discovered these books this year, 2012, as a result of my 8 year old son's interest in magic books. Amazon pointed me to these and we now own all seven of the series - they are well worth it. Published in the 1950's they remain interesting and imaginative.
Edward Eager has a funny bone the size of Texas! Any 10 - 14 year old will love the ordinary kids who have extraordinary adventures.
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