Tuesdays at the Castle

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Celie isn’t a stereotypical princess, and Castle Glower isn’t your run of the mill castle. On Tuesdays, the castle changes things up by adding or removing rooms or even an entire wing. Celie is right there for the action, carefully mapping out each twist and turn. It could be rather confusing if you didn’t have Celie’s detailed maps, but if you get lost, you can always make a few quick turns and jump through the nearest window to find yourself in the kitchen. Life is an adventure this 11 year old, but it gets a lot more complicated when her parents and older brother go missing and a visiting dignitary decides to take over the kingdom. With the help of her other brother and sister, as well as the castle, Celie aims to do something about that.

Our family loves Jessica Day George’s entire Castle series: Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower, Thursdays with the Crown, Fridays with the Wizards, and Saturdays at Sea. It’s been a delight for the entire family and for everyone to whom we have recommended the series. I even recently used Tuesdays at the Castle with my younger book club for elementary kids and their grownups. I have even gifted the series several times.

If you like adventure, magic, griffins, and a strong female lead, it’s definitely a series to check out.

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