Classic Book Review: The Enchanted Castle

The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit

The Enchanted Castle
by E. Nesbit

5 out of 5 stars

Three siblings are spending their school holidays stuck at school, so they go exploring around the countryside, hoping to find some adventure. They stumble into a beautiful garden estate where they go through a maze, finding what appears to be a young princess in an enchanted sleep. When they awaken her, it proves to be only Mabel, the housekeeper’s daughter. But Mabel assures them that magic enchantment is real, and the children explore the gardens with a magic ring that transforms their holidays into a wild adventure.

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Book Review: The Naughtiest Girl Again

The Naughtiest Girl Again by Enid Blyton

The Naughtiest Girl Again
by Enid Blyton, Max Schindler (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Elizabeth is back at school in this second book in the series, and she is determined to have a great semester, follow the rules, and make friends. But her reputation as the naughtiest girl in school still follows her, and her temper still gets the better of her from time to time. When Elizabeth catches Robert bullying the younger students, she flies into a rage and gets both of them into trouble. Will she ever learn to control her temper and earn the respect of her classmates?

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Book Review: James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach
by  Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

James lives his two horrible aunts, wishing that he could get away. A mysterious stranger gives him a bag of magic, but James accidentally drops the bag near an old peach tree, and the tree absorbs all the magic creating a giant fruit. The giant peach propels James into a new adventure that will take him farther than he ever dreamed and get rid of his awful aunts once and for all.

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