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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