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Thursdays with the Crown (Castle Glower #3)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  807 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it’s no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids – along with Celie’s pet griffin Rufus – set out through the forest to figure out where they are and what’s happened to their beloved Castle. Instead, they discover two wizards ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published September 2nd 2014)
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Oct 13, 2014 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: fantasy, kidlit
Finished with copyedits, January 2014.

Read aloud to the kids, September 2014.

October 2014! It's finally out! If you have been wondering about that cliffhanger ending from WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER, you need wonder and worry no more! THURSDAYS picks up just hours after WEDNESDAYS, and we find out not only what's happened to Celie and her companions, but what's been going on with the Castle, and where the Castle is really from!
I have not read the first two books in this series. So you might ask than why would I jump right in and check out book three. It is because I had a chance to read book three and since I have been seeing this book all over I thought I would not pass up the chance to read this book and see what this series is about. I am always on the hunt for more books for my nephews to read. I think reading for children is important and I want them to enjoy reading like I do.

First off, while I have not read th
Jennine meloche
Jessica is one of my favorite authors and it's sad that I can't give this book a better review. The thing that makes these books intriguing is the castle and it's quirky ways. The castle is almost a non existent character. The children who have always been cute and strong character were bland. I liked the griffins but even with them, the book lacked focus. They people in the book roam from one place to another in a far away land with disappearing and reapearing for no reason. I did finish readin ...more
Feb 20, 2014 Erica added it
Just as charming and adorable as the first two books in the series, but now with more griffins! These books are enjoyable for adults too, but if you have a kid around 8-10 years old you would be nuts not to get these for them.
Initial Thoughts: I've really enjoyed the Castle Glower trilogy from the beginning. Jessica Day George is a terrific writer and world builder, and her books are just fun. They make me feel like a kid again. Thursdays with the Crown was a good wrap-up to this Middle Grade series, if not a little too tidy.

Characters: Celie will always be a favorite Middle Grade female protagonist. She's spunky and adventurous and smart, and she gets tired of her siblings treating her like a child. I felt a little
Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George is third book in the Tuesdays at The Castle Series. This series follows the plucky Celie who lives in a magical castle. In this book the castle as transported Celie, her friends and siblings and her pet griffin to the land where the castle originated. They have to find out how to save the castle and get home.

I adore this series and this book did not disappoint. Celie was strong and her griffin was wonderful and the castle remained the character that
Mary Kyle
Who couldn't love Celie, famed cartographer of the ever changing Castle Glower or her siblings? Celie is off for another big adventure with her family to save Castle Glower and solve the mystery of where it came from and why it keeps changing every Tuesday. It is a wholesome satisfying read one you can happily give to nearly anyone.

Ms. George has a gentle touch with making well built worlds that have their own internal logic. This series is no exception. The characters are lovable except for th
Small Review
cute as always, but not quite as compelling as the previous books. Still, looking forward to Fridays!

Originally posted on Small Review

This is a Jessica Day George book, which means it's a cute, solid read for its middle grade target audience. It's clean and sweet and touches on all those heartwarming things like friendship and family. The griffin story is complex enough to make it unique and worth following. The core characters are all likable. It's nice.

That's all a given with Jessica Day Georg
Brandy Painter
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

Am I the only one who reached the end of Wednesdays in the Tower and was outraged by where it ended? I doubt it. (I actually know I'm not because I saw the look on my daughter's face when she got there.) Well, for all of us who have been waiting to know what on earth was going on and how that was going to resolve itself, the wait is finally over. Thursdays with the Crown is here.

If you haven't read the first two Castle Glower books, read
I think Jessica Day George could be one of my favorite authors. For sure, the Castle Glower series is a must read for me. I never tire of reading about the adventures of Celie and her family. Thursdays with the Crown picks up right were Wednesdays in the Tower left off. Celie and the rest of the group have been transported to Glorious Arkower along with a couple of towers from The Castle. Right away they discover griffins, specifically the parents of Rufus, Celie's griffin. They are also introdu ...more
Kathy Martin
Celie, Lilah, Rolf and their friends Lulath and Pogue find themselves in a different world with parts of Castle Glower. They want to find the missing piece of the eye in order to fix Castle Glower. But before they find that missing piece, they find griffins, two competing evil wizards, and conflicting stories about the history of the castle.

This is the third book in the series that began with Tuesday at the Castle. Celie's older brother and sister are still determined to protect her but Celie ha
So many griffins! So much awesomeness involving griffins!

George has a really nice subversion of the “protagonists learn one thing from one person, and then find someone else with a different version of said thing.” Usually in that trope, the second person is the correct one, and the protagonist switches allegiances. In Thursdays with the Crown, however, George accentuates more the way people, especially old wizards who have lived in a certain land forever and have had plenty of time to scheme an
Sharon Tyler
Thursdays With the Crown by Jessica Day George is the third book in the Tuesdays at the Castle series. The story picks up right where Wednesdays in the Tower leaves off, so I would suggest reading the story in order for the most enjoyment. Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it's no surprise when two towers transport Celie, her siblings, and friends to an unknown land. The kids and Celie's pet griffin Rufus set out through the forest to figure out where they are and what has happened to thei ...more
I enjoyed reading Thursdays with the Crown. I'm glad I read it so soon after finishing Wednesdays in the Tower. I only wish I'd had the time to reread the first novel in this fantasy series, Tuesdays at the Castle. I'm sure I would have appreciated the whole series even more if I'd had the chance to reconnect with the characters and have an attachment. That being said, I ended up enjoying so many of the characters anyway. Thursdays with the Crown picks up right where Wednesdays in the Tower left ...more
Mar 26, 2015 Rebecca rated it 5 of 5 stars
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It's been a while since I read the previous installments and when this book jumped right in where the last one left off I was a little concerned I wouldn't be able to remember. But I was quickly sucked right back into the world and everything I needed to remember I did.

I love this series. I love the idea of a semi-sentient castle. I love the strong female main character as well as the fully developed cast of secondary characters. Celie and Lilah and Rolf and Lulath are my favorites. I also love
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Celie and her friends have been transported to the original home of the Castle Glower, the Glorious Arkover, and have no way of getting back home. This land is sparsely inhabited by people, but surprisingly inhabited by griffins, including Rufus' parents. After splitting up, the gang finds an Arkish wizard, but they aren't sure if they can trust him, and it turns out they can't. When Celie escapes his cave, she finds a Hathelocke w
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This is a great follow up to Wednesdays and the horribly frustrating cliffhanger ending we were left with. This wraps it all together and brings the story to a great stopping point. I'm hoping for a book 4 and a great new adventure for the sisters. There has to be some use for those griffins.
Thursdays with the Crown is the third installment in the Castle Glower series by Jessica Day George. Princess Celie, along with her siblings and friends, has been transported by her family’s magical castle to a new land full of wizards and griffins. These brave children must discover who they can trust while they search for the missing piece of the eye and try to get their caste back home. Charismatic Princess Celie and her griffin Rufus drive the storyline in this fast-paced tale. Thursdays wit ...more
I love this series, and this book is no exception. However, this book cannot be read as a stand alone book. You could not read it and understand what is going on if you have not read the first two books. This book begins where the last one left off. The Castle had been behaving strangely and as this book begins, it has taken Celie, her sister Lilah and brother Rolf along with Pogue, Lulath, and Rufus the griffin to the glorious Arkower where the castle came from. Once there, they find two old wi ...more
Filled with magnificent griffins and mysteries about the true history of the land and the Castle, fans of the series will eagerly devour this latest installment. The stakes are higher than ever before and the well-paced narrative keeps readers engaged throughout. Supporting characters such as Lulath are more fully fleshed out in this title and while circumstances often separate members of the group, the perspective always stays with Celie, so readers share her confusion and skepticism as she hea ...more
Debbie Tanner
This is the third book in the series. The first one "Tuesdays at the Castle" starts the story about a princess who lives happily with her family in the Castle Glower, which is magical. The castle can add extra rooms, change the furnishings, even lock people in or out. I missed the second one, but in this one, the castle has been damaged and Celie, the princess and her sister, Lilah, and her brother, Rolf (who will be king one day) have been transported by the castle to a place they don't know. T ...more
Castle Glower has transported Celie and her siblings to another land. Oh yeah, the griffin comes too. It's where the castle was originally built. They have to figure out how to get back home again. It wouldn't hurt if they could also bring along a few more griffins and heal the castle while they're at it. A couple of wizards, each a bit off in his own way, are bent on stopping them.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two. As I'm thinking more about it, I realize that it's because the Ca
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3 1/2 stars -
This was a great follow up to the previous installment in this series. However, I would have liked to have some reference back to that previous book, just to remind me of the pertinent points. These two books read together pretty much make up one whole book - its almost as if the author wrote a long book, and then broke it in half, publishing each as its own book. That being said, this is sti
My kid loves this series a LOT, and I love her enthusiasm.

It is a cute series, with decent writing and storytelling. I especially love the strong girl characters.
First, don't read this review unless you've read the first two books (Tuesdays at the Castle and Wednesdays in the Tower) by the same author. There are some unavoidable spoilers from the first book and especially the second book, so consider yourself warned!

I read this book in one sitting the day I got it, because i had been waiting for it for a long time. I liked it, but I'm not really the target audience for the book and it's not going on my all-time favorites list along with George's Dragons
I got this ARC from a friend who went to BEA. It was such a fun read! I had recently finished the first two in the series and was excited to get to the third. I really love the character of Celie and her interactions with her griffin, Rufus. Lulath has got to be my second favorite character - I enjoy the way he talks, though I could see some readers getting frustrated with it; I might have to investigate if audio versions are available. Jessica's writing is so vivid and heartfelt. I'm just sad b ...more
Book #3. Kids will be delighted with this next adventure of Celie and her family. They finally learn the history of the castle - how it got here; where the rest of it is/was; who lived in it before their family and lots more. They meet two very, very old wizards who claim to be "right" about the history and want the family to be on the "right" side. But, the castle has its own idea about what's right and what's wrong and Celie and her family agree. I just checked Jessica Day George's web page an ...more
Ladybug Lynn
Charming and a joy to read. Love this series and its plucky heroine.
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