The Castle in the Attic

by Elizabeth Winthrop

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Book Information

Publication Date: August 1985

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 750L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award and California Young Reader Medal

Number of Pages: 137 pages

Approximate Word Count: 30,450 words

Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins

Book Themes: Courage and Trust, Growing Up, Family and Relationships, Trust

Genre: quest fantasy, adventure

Setting: USA, William travels back in time to England in the Middle Ages.

Important Quote: A truly courageous person is the one who must first conquer his own fear within himself.

First Line: On Monday afternoon, Mrs. Phillips was waiting for William at the kitchen door.

Point of View: third person point of view

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