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The Castle Corona
by Sharon Creech and David Diaz


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Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch.

Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .

And oh, there is an author. But not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780060846213
  • ISBN-10: 0060846216
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-UP
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.25 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.44 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - Medieval

 
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Sharon Creech's royally entertaining tale

Siblings Pia and Enzio have been slaving away for their master for years, dreaming of escape. Like most of the people in their village, they yearn to live beyond the banks of the Winono River at the Castle Corona, home to King Guido, Queen Gabriella and their children. This is not your typical royal family. They're spoiled, clueless and completely irresponsible, which makes them brilliantly funny characters. Living a starkly different lifestyle in the village below the castle are Pia and Enzio, a mysteriously beautiful pair whose admiration for one another is heartbreaking and lovely. Neither has any memories of their past, only that they've always been together. When returning home from fetching water one afternoon, Pia and Enzio find a leather pouch—a pouch that changes their lives. Eventually, these two families, though living opposing lifestyles, help each other learn more about themselves through a series of comical scenarios.

Sharon Creech, winner of the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, creates an unpredictable storyline that emphasizes the importance of family—whether you're royal or not. Although the exact location of the village and castle are never given, Creech writes poetic and mystical descriptions of these places, painting a charming and magical picture of faraway lands. Her writing creates a place of impossible beauty, a setting young readers will melt into.

The Castle Corona is a story of royal proportions, offering readers a unique take on a classic fairytale; lovable, fascinating characters; and an intriguing, spirited plotline.

 
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