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Wednesdays In the Tower

Wednesdays In the Tower

Scritto da Jessica Day George

Narrato da Suzy Jackson


Wednesdays In the Tower

Scritto da Jessica Day George

Narrato da Suzy Jackson

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4.5/5 (39 valutazioni)
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6 ore
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2014
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9781490624945
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A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel. When her brother Rolf dares her to catch magical Castle Glower creating a new room, Princess Celie takes the challenge! No one knows the Castle better than she does. But as usual, the Castle has ideas of its own.Celie finds the new room first, and inside it is hidden a giant egg. It looks like The Castle wants Celie to care for the egg and whatever creature it hatches! Celie hadn't bargained for a pet, and caring for this one will prove to be especially tricky, once Celie and her siblings realize what else the Castle is hiding....
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JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tuesdays at the Castle series, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series, and the Dragon Slippers trilogy. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and worked as a librarian and bookseller before turning to writing full-time. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their three young children. www.jessicadaygeorge.com @jessdaygeorge

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  • (4/5)
    This sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle is a delightful continuation of the story of Celie and the Castle. I definitely hope there are more books to come; I want to learn more about these characters. 
  • (4/5)
    This is a cute story in the same world as Tuesdays at the Castle. The young female protagonist is led to discover something that she doesn't quite understand at first. As her learning grows, so does what she has discovered (yes, it's alive). The ending caught me off-guard and makes me wonder how the author is going to get herself out of this one. :-) Enjoy!
  • (4/5)
    Sometimes I feel quite sorry for authors because either the person who wrote the summary for the front dust jacket flap/back cover or the cover artist completely spoils what was meant to be a surprise for the readers. That's what happened with Wednesdays in the Tower, the sequel that is just as delightful as the first book, Tuesdays at the Castle. We weren't supposed to find out what was in the egg in the tower that suddenly appeared in Castle Glower until the end of chapter four, but any reader who knows his/her mythological beasts has the answer before reading a single page. It's good to see the royal family of Castle Glower again. Bran, now the official Royal Wizard, has a much bigger role than in the first book. Princess Lilah and Crown Prince Rolf's roles are smaller, but they're still around. Also still around are Pogue Perry and Prince Lulath. Both of those young men reveal facets of their personality I had not suspected, but appreciate.We learn a great deal more about Castle Glower's origin through Princess Celie and her brothers' research. A mysterious Wizard Arkwright comes to visit. Not even Prince Lulath's friendly little lapdogs like or trust him. Is he evil? If not, what is the reason he's there? Why does he keep warning Rolf and Celie?Rufus is a very engaging new character. (Because I've raised both puppies and kittens, I sympathize with Celie's problems. Ms. Day got that right.)The end of the book is clearly setting us up for book three. I do hope that the author finds it easier to write than she did this book. Honestly, if I hadn't read the acknowledgments at the end, I'd never have guessed she had any problem writing it.If you enjoyed Tuesdays at the Castle, treat yourself to Wednesdays in the Tower. If you enjoy children's fantasy and haven't read either, make it a double treat.
  • (3/5)
    3.5 stars. Not quite as good as the first, but I really liked at the twists at the end.
  • (3/5)
    Still enjoyable, though the trigger for adventure is somewhat random (well, OK, not so random - but you don't find that out until the _next_ book). I still have no idea why the Castle wanted Rufus kept secret - the only reason seems to be to extend the first part of the story. There are various adventures here - dealing with Rufus, the question of the griffins of Castle Glower (again, there's no reason for all the items to be gathered in one room - just a trigger for the next part, and thus author fiat), and the various mysteries about the Armor Gallery, the Castle's new (and out-of-season) rooms, and Arkwright and his revelations. And it ends...in a cliffhanger, with a selection of characters in a new place with no idea what to do next. I'm very glad I had the next book immediately to hand, I'd have been very annoyed if I'd read the book when it first came out.
  • (4/5)
    Castle Glower has always been an interesting place to live. It sprouts new rooms occasionally and takes away rooms too. Young Princess Celie, the youngest of King Glower's four children, has been busy making maps of the castle and trying to keep up with the changes. One day Celie discovers a new passage way that leads to a new tower which has a nest containing a large red egg. Celie is the only one who can get to the new location because the passage goes away unless Celie is there. She is very curious about the egg and takes care of it until it hatches a griffin.Everyone thought griffins were only mythical beasts but now Celie has one to take care of. The castle also wants Celie to keep the griffin, which she names Rufus, a secret. She is able to tell her older brother Bran who is the Royal Wizard and their friend Pogue. Together they begin to search the castle for information about griffins.Bran has asked one of his old teachers to visit because the castle has added a room filled with weapons, some of which are magical. But instead of his old teacher, Wizard Arkwright arrives. The kids don't trust Arkwright because he seems to be too curious about their interest in griffins.This was an exciting middle grade fantasy with a strong, young female lead character in Celie. My only complaint is the cliffhanger ending which makes me want to read the next book right now. Fans of magic will really enjoy this series.
  • (4/5)
    It's Wednesday at Castle Glower, and Celie doesn't expect any changes -- after all, Tuesday is the day when the castle is apt to add, remove, or rearrange rooms. But when she finds a staircase leading to a tower that wasn't there before, she has to investigate. And when she finds a fiery orange egg, she gets more excitement and adventure than she bargained for . . . especially when the egg begins to hatch! Suddenly, Celie has a huge secret -- one Castle Glower doesn't want her to share with her parents or the other castle residents. Her brother, Royal Wizard Bran, is let in on the secret -- but he has his own problems to deal with when a dour wizard from the College of Wizardry arrives and seems intent upon discovering all of Castle Glower's secrets.This book is nearly as charming and fun as its predecessor. Readers new to the series should, of course, start with Tuesdays at the Castle, and all readers should be warned that Wednesdays in the Tower does end on a major cliffhanger.
  • (5/5)
    I'm reviewing all the books my daughter and I are reading together thus summer. Jessica Day George is one of our favorite authors and we thoroughly enjoyed this book."Wednesday's" is the second book in the Glower Castle series. The first book, 'Tuesday's" functions as a stand alone story and serves the purpose of introducing the Castle and all the characters. "Wednesday's" story digs deeper into the history of the Castle and involves the reader in a much more in-depth plot. As in George's "Dragon" series, we are brought along on a quest to solve a mystery and makes things in the Kingdom right again.As other reviewers have noted, the story ends with a cliffhanger but in my mind this is the perfect place to end this book. At the beginning of the story, the characters and setting are in the same place as "Tuesday's". By the end of the story, all of the elements have experienced a major shift. We are also completely immersed in the new mystery and the characters are preparing to start on their true quest. The series has developed a real focus and purpose by the end. This is equally true for the character development. In "Tuesday's", we are introduced to the characters in a very brief way. The characters always seemed underdeveloped to me. This was especially true in my mind as compared to the excellent character development in her "Dragon" series. I excused this because it seemed that the Castle Glower books were for a younger audience. However, by the end of "Wednesday's" we started to see some really nice character development and some crystallization of the characters personalities.In short, I highly recommend this book and this author!
  • (5/5)
    This is an amazing book.
    I love it it’s so fun
  • (4/5)

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    Fun, clean fantasy!

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  • (4/5)
    I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley(dot)com. Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for giving me the chance to review this book. Last year I read Tuesdays at the Castle and really enjoyed it. This sequel to that book was a fun read but not as magical as the first book.Things start going strange in Castle Glower. First Celie finds a strange orange egg in a tower that’s never been there before and she needs to figure out what it is. Bran, the new Royal Wizard, is in on the secret but is swamped with identifying a bunch of magical armor and weapons that showed up in a new armor room. Meanwhile a visiting wizard stops by to help Bran and he seems to have a hidden agenda all of his own. Adding to all of this is the Castle’s increasingly erratic temperament; rooms no one has ever seen before are appearing left and right.This was a fun continuation of the Castle Glower series. Not as magical and whimsical as the first book in the series, but still a fun read. The biggest downfall to this book is that it ends on a horrible cliffhanger and reads more like half of a book than a full book; I felt like half of the story was missing.Celie and her siblings are fun to read about. They are all very agreeable characters and they work together well. It is always fun to see how well Celie’s family gets along together and how well they work together to solve problems. It makes for a light and uplifting read.I enjoyed that the storyline is expanding here, we finally get some explanation as to why Castle Glower is how it is. We also learn a lot of history behind the castle itself. The additon of some mystical creatures made the story even more fun.I did feel like the story was missing some of the whimsy, surprise, and delightful magical feel of the first book though. Part of that is just because we’ve already been introduced to this castle and nothing is as surprising this time around. I also felt like maybe Celie and family were just dealing with too many different problems at once, so the story was a bit bogged down and not as light-hearted and magical as the first book.The absolultey biggest drawback to this book for me was the horrible cliffhangers. Oh, Miss Jessica why did you have to do that? I hate cliffhanger endings, it really drops my opinion of the book a lot. I hate it when author’s depend on a cliffhanger to force readers into continuing a series rather than just providing a good story and world that makes readers want to come back for more because the author writes well.Overall a fun continuation of this series. Great for all ages. I enjoyed the magical creatures, the nice family dynamic, and finally learning about the why behind Castle Glower. I absolutely hated the horrible cliffhanger ending; this actually made me not want to read more of this series because I hate it when authors do that. This book wasn’t as magical as the first one, not as much full of wonder and fun. Still I recommend to those who enjoyed the first book in the series and to those who are looking for a good children’s fantasy read that is light and fun.
  • (5/5)
    Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George is the sequel to the delightful Tuesdays in the Tower. Princess Celie's family is home and her brother Bran, the Royal Wizard is busy trying to catalog rooms full of exotic things that have appeared on unexpected days.Then on a Wednesday, a typically quiet day, a new tower appears. In the tower is an egg. In the egg is a gryphon and a key to Castle Glower's history.Celie wants to tell her parents. The castle, though, doesn't. There's a mystery locked up in the ancient traditions of Castle Glower. Celie and Rolf, begin to track down all the clues they can — gryphons in books, in tapestries, old pillows, etc. As they do, they piece together the story of their castle.Wednesdays in the Tower, thus, manages in about two-thirds the pages, to tell a far more compelling and interesting version of The Pinhoe Egg. Unfortunately the book ends on a cliffhanger and I'm eager to know what has happened and if things can be set to rights!