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Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
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Dec 30, 08

Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

A mid 20th century children's classic. I read this because it was there. At the time I was making my way through The English Patient; oh wait I am still making my way through The English Patient!
Anyhow, any book that fell in my path that was not The English Patient had a good chance of being read. This one my son had left in my room. So I read it because it wasn't The English Patient!

Really a delightful and whimsical story. I appreciated the nod to the greatest of children's fantasy writers, E. Nesbit. Yes, I said E. Nesbit, not Rowling or Lewis or L'Engle or.... The idea of Ivanhoe debauched by pulp science fiction was a hoot.

That said, this is definitely a children's book and needs to be read as such. Unlike some children's fiction that can be read and appreciated by adults as something more, here I am thinking of Randall Jarrell's The Animal Family , Knight's Castle is 100% for kid's, and I like that about it.
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