Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle

Book - 2011
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Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.
ISBN: 9781599909172
Characteristics: 228 p. ;,23 cm.


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OPL_KrisC Jun 06, 2018

This book has been on my to-be-read list for awhile and I finally found time to read it! I think it is an enjoyable middle grade fantasy that involves a quirky castle with a mind of its own and lots of fun adventure.

Dec 01, 2017

Enjoyed this as a read aloud book, next two are good. The last book (Saturdays) is her weakest. Lots of time spent on describing the characters' clothes...

Oct 01, 2017


Jun 25, 2017

Castle Glower isn't just an ordinary castle. To the King, Queen, and royal children, the Castle is also a member of the family. That's because it's alive and has a mind of its own. Every Tuesday, or whenever it feels like stretching out a bit, the Castle grows a new room, tower, or even a brand new wing! Princess Celie enjoys exploring these new additions and has been working on an atlas of the entire Castle.

The Castle is always looking out for the royal family, and seems to be able to sense when something is wrong or about to go wrong. And it does: the King, Queen, and oldest brother, Bran, mysteriously disappear while traveling without a trace! To make matters worse, ambassadors from nearby kingdoms invite themselves to the Castle in order to “advise” the royal children during the King and Queen’s absence. Soon, Celie, her brother, Rolf, and sister, Lilah, begin to fear that not all of the visitors have noble intentions.

Will the King, Queen, and Bran ever return? And why is the prince of a warlike nation suddenly attending the meetings of King Glower’s Royal Council? The Glower children soon find themselves on an adventure to find their family and to save their kingdom. With the help of the Castle and their own resourcefulness, these brave siblings concoct some downright sneaky shenanigans in order to do just that!

Tuesdays at the Castle is full of adventure and intrigue and you'll find yourself turning page after page in order to find out what happens!

princess Cecelia live in an self- building castle, but when her parents disappear, the castle health is in danger, and if is up to the princess to save her beloved home. This tale especially pleases me because it is filled with magic and mystery.

-Maia, 15

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Feb 23, 2017

I recommended this book to someone recently, and in so doing was reminded that I never read any of its sequels. And then decided that if I was going to finally read the sequels, I may as well reread book 1 first. So here I am. What a journey. But anyway: this book is still so. cute. It has a very Ella Enchanted vibe to it (which is probably why I liked it a lot in the first place), although it doesn't have the emotional depth of that book. It feels like a PERFECT book for kids who have moved on to chapter books but who might be too young to read something overly dark and scary. I love the siblings who are the main characters, I love the castle that is itself a character – I just think this book is charming. The end.

May 03, 2016

I could read this over and over and I will still love it can't wait to read more of this series!

OPLKids Aug 17, 2015

I thought this book was amazing because the castle is magical and the castle can turn into anything every Tuesday! My favourite character is Princess Celie. One day the castle turned into a new room but no one knew what was happening so everyone was trying to figure out what was going wrong.

Apr 11, 2015

Wonderful mystery and plot buildup. It certainly isn't boring!

Nov 20, 2014

I loved this book and look forward to the others in this series. The characters are darling and while I might not want to live in an enchanted castle, I've really enjoyed getting to know this one.

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OPL_KrisC Jun 06, 2018

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Jul 28, 2014

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Jul 21, 2014

Every Tuesday Castle Glower takes on a life of its own-magically inventing, moving, and even completely getting rid of some of its rooms. Good thing Princess Celie takes the time to map out these never-ending changes. Because when the castle is ambushed and Celie's parents and oldest brother go missing, it's up to Celie to protect their home and save their kingdom. A great new series that readers will devour!


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May 20, 2016

*Celie throws a pellow* '' it felt rather good''


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