cover image Castle in the Attic

Castle in the Attic

Elizabeth Winthrop. Yearling Books, $2.75 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-15433-7

When Mrs. Phillips, who has taken care of William for years, prepares to return to England, she gives the boy a medieval castle with one knight. The knight comes to life, and William is drawn into a battle to release the kingdom from a wizard's spell. PW admired Winthrop's ""absorbing fantasy. Suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special.'' (8-12)