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Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
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Apr 20, 09

Read in April, 2009

This is my second Eager book. This author is really a kick! He even puts a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Keats poem ("La belle dame sans merci") in one of his descriptions of a knight in the book. And then there's the kooky and completely delightful hodge-podge story itself, which includes a re-telling of the Ivanhoe story in a way that has to delight fans of Sir Walter Scott (even the purists!) Where else would you find Ivanhoe dumping the annoying Rowena and meeting up again with the sympathetic Rebecca? And having a bunch of modern-day kids intermingling in the story's zaniness! Oh, and I loved the quote by the character Eliza: "You don't still play 'Authors', do you?...that's almost as babyish as 'Old Maid'!" (I got a great chuckle from that, since 'Authors' is one of my all-time favorite games!) What a fun treat. Now, (eventually) on to the next book in the series!
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