Shadow Castle review ´ 3

Marian Cockrell é 3 review

Mortal wife Gloria their children and their children's children and learn the magic that will lift the spell This new expanded Author's Edition contains additional chapters never published befo Long ago and far away in a summer idyll a girl lay in tall grass in the shade of a chestnut tree and read this book lost in another world transported there by a magician named Marian who had cast a silver spell on the child The child returned to her own world as evening fell but she always carried the memories of the magical realm with her like a secret locket that lay against her heartIT'S ME THAT GIRL WAS ME In case you missed it Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont read this book lost in another world transported there by a magician named Marian who had cast a silver spell on the child The child Censored returned to her own world as evening fell but she always carried the memories of the magical さくら荘のペットな彼女 9 realm with her like a secret locket that lay against her heartIT'S ME THAT GIRL WAS ME In case you missed it

review Shadow Castle

Shadow Castle

Oken One day a girl named Lucy follows a little dog through a tunnel into the valley and meets the mysterious red haired Michael who takes her into the shadow world to meet Prince Mika and his I escaped into this book so many times as a child It is pure and simple a wonderful fairy tale If you or a child you know loves fairies magic dragons secret enchantments and make sure to add it to your bookshelf Sam the Plumber red haired Michael who takes her into the shadow world to meet Prince Mika and his I escaped into this book so many times as a child It is pure and simple a wonderful fairy tale If you or a child you know loves fairies magic dragons secret enchantments and make sure to add it to your bookshelf

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In the middle of a deep forest is an enchanted valley and a castle where only shadows live shadows of kings and ueens who have waited for hundreds of years for the spell cast upon them to be br There are those books we read as a child and never forget I couldn't tell you how many times I would run across this book as a kid stop whatever I was doing and sit right there for HOURS and re read it This seemed to happen at least once a year I'm always astounded that no one seems to have heard of this book I only recently discovered someone I know on Twitter has read it and love it as much as I do It's one of those magical stories that you find yourself wishing were true My grown up jaded self easily disregards books like this all the time but not this one I couldn't tell you what it is about the story or prose that so completely sucks me in I only know that it does I adored this book then and I still do now


10 thoughts on “Shadow Castle

  1. says:

    One of those books when encountered young that will haunt you for years if only trying to dredge up the title in your head or answer those conversations that begin did you ever hear about a book where Cockrell wrote a fairly simple and often slightly twee twisting of classic fairytales into a novel for children but there's a spark too of a deeper story If you encounter Mika Gloria and the reason behind the shadows before age 10 you'll find yourself haunted too


  2. says:

    Before I read this book again I was prepared to give it 5 stars for being a childhood favorite Then I read it and my jaded adult self couldn't leave it at that I deducted one star for the names Flumpdoria Flame and Glauz You might think that's a little harsh but the name King Klux ultimately pushed me to this decision Klux is about as unfortunate as naming your child AdolfI deducted another star for the vegetarian dragon Ever since the whole Twilight saga I'm extremely suspicious of any mythical creature that is supposed to devour humans and doesn't One star had to go for the number of sentences ending in prepositions That just bugs Don't go checking my grammar I don't practice what I preachI added a star because the author's name is Marian There are not many of us so we need to stick togetherFinally one star for being the first book I recall reading using the word gadzooksAn that is how I arrived at my rating All silliness aside this a great book for young children and I'm thankful my mom gave me a copy of my own


  3. says:

    There are those books we read as a child and never forget I couldn't tell you how many times I would run across this book as a kid stop whatever I was doing and sit right there for HOURS and re read it This seemed to happen at least once a year I'm always astounded that no one seems to have heard of this book I only recently discovered someone I know on Twitter has read it and love it as much as I do It's one of those magical stories that you find yourself wishing were true My grown up jaded self easily disregards books like this all the time but not this one I couldn't tell you what it is about the story or prose that so completely sucks me in I only know that it does I adored this book then and I still do now


  4. says:

    A long overdue review is wonderful that this book is back in print My copy growing up was a hardcover printed during WWII it had been my mother's on paper nearly as thin as tissue paper with a plain dark green cover


  5. says:

    This is the first fantasy that I remember reading I was probably 10 or so I always remembered it fondly and saved my copy for many years for my someday children Well I read it to my boys and they loved it too It may not have been uite as magical as it was all those years ago but it stood up well to an adult read especially as I was reading it out loud to my sons


  6. says:

    I escaped into this book so many times as a child It is pure and simple a wonderful fairy tale If you or a child you know loves fairies magic dragons secret enchantments and make sure to add it to your bookshelf


  7. says:

    This was a fondly remembered childhood favorite While it doesn't really stand the test of time for me as an adult reader I was surprised at how many passages I remembered vividly and was delighted to remember the ways those passages had struck a chord with my 10 year old self I guess there is a teeny bit of the romantic in me This book has the elements of a childhood classic parents absent naturally; adventures found at the end of a trail you've passed a dozen times; mysterious castle in a clearing just the other side of that hedge; battles with goblins; a friendly vegetarian dragon; and one or two princesses and princes who fall in love at first sight Recommended for young readers who like princesses and fairies andor girls ready to move on from Rainbow Fairies On a side note this edition retains the original illustrations my childhood copy had I remember them vividly as well as the many stories I invented around these pictures What a great jumping off place they were for the imagination


  8. says:

    I adored this book when I was growing up I remember finishing it and instantly re reading it over and over again After years of trying to recall a title and fruitless searches online I finally found it again Would I give it five stars if I were reading it for the first time as an adult? No Probably 35 But there is something to be said for the magic of a book that has stayed with you for over 40 years And for that I'll give it a resounding five stars


  9. says:

    Long ago and far away in a summer idyll a girl lay in tall grass in the shade of a chestnut tree and read this book lost in another world transported there by a magician named Marian who had cast a silver spell on the child The child returned to her own world as evening fell but she always carried the memories of the magical realm with her like a secret locket that lay against her heartIT'S ME THAT GIRL WAS ME In case you missed it


  10. says:

    1953 was about the year that I first read this book 52 years ago and have been looking for it ever since I thought it was absolutely magical to read this in 3rd grade It was pre tv and Harry Potter and goblins and such books were not that plentiful then Still think it is a good little book and hope my grandchildren will like it


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