The Enchanted Castle
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In childhood, the borders between reality and fantasy often blur just enough for a grand adventure to take place. E. Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle tells the story of an afternoon game of "pretend" that, for four young children, suddenly brings real magic to life. A mystical ring offers them every wish they could imagine. A sleeping princess appears in their garden, straight from their favorite fairytales. Magic can get out of hand, however, and our heroes soon learn that their adventures may bring a taste of danger and a quest that they must complete before life can return to anything like normal.
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A bit of my work, and a bit of my heart... The bit that you left when we had to part.
There were three of them Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathleen. Of course, Jerry's name was Gerald, and not Jeremiah, whatever you may think; and Jimmy's name was James; and Kathleen was never called by her name at all, ...
Reviewed by Dinosaur on Jan 24, 2009
Good book -- but punctuation is off
I love E. Nesbit, and, like her other work, this story takes a common fairy-tale theme (that of a magic ring), and gives it a fresh twist. On the whole, Daily Lit seems to split portions well. However, I think something went wrong with the punctuation when the book was digitized. My guess is that dashes, and possibly semicolons, came out funny in OCR, and someone just went through and removed them. There are lots of places where punctuation is clearly missing, and a dash would do the trick. It's frustrating to read that way, and I'm hoping I won't see the same flaw in too many titles on the site.
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Ratings for 'The Enchanted Castle' by Nesbit, E.