The Enchanted Castle is a children's fantasy novel by Edith Nesbit first published in 1907. The enchanted castle of the title is a country estate in the West Country seen through the eyes of three children, Gerald, James and Kathleen, who discover it while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, with white towers and turrets in the distance, make a fairy-tale setting, and then in the middle of the maze in the rose garden they find a sleeping fairy-tale princess. The "princess" tells them that the castle is full of magic, and they almost believe her. She shows them the treasures of the castle, including a magic ring she says is a ring of invisibility, but when it actually turns her invisible she panics and admits that she is the housekeeper's niece, Mabel, and was just play-acting. The children soon discover that the ring has other magical powers. The Enchanted Castle was written for both children and adults. It combines descriptions of the imaginative play of children, reminiscent of The Story of the Treasure Seekers, with a magic more muted than in her major fantasies such as The Story of the Amulet.
This adult coloring book contains 38 coloring pages featuring the woodcuts of the early-twentieth century artist and illustrator Dugald Stewart Walker. Illustrations of a fairy tale castle in a variety of complexities. Includes princes and princesses, queens and kings, knights, royal servants, and various other fairy tale and fantasy characters. Printed on one side of the paper. The light-weight paper quality of this economy edition makes this coloring book most suitable for use with colored pencils or crayons. Paper does hold up to markers (water or alcohol-based) if a heavy-weight bleeder page is used. Not suitable for use with watercolors.
Hereâs the story of Sleeping Beauty, delightfully retold with cats, dogs, and other animals instead of people. Colorful, chunky, irresistible. Peter Lippman's bestselling Mini-House series is a hit with kids and adults alike. You pick one up. You hold it. You turn it around. You peer inside the windows, and then you pop the latch, opening the door to the story-and to a child's imagination.
Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club.
Enduring symbols of strength and permanence, castles are romantic reminders of the feudal past. Stately and colossal, castles served as both aristocratic homes and military fortresses. This Enchanted Castles square wall calendar features stunning images of these imposing edifices from around the world.
A King bent on conquest, a murderous warrior-tribe,
And the slave-girl who dares to stand between them
Shioni of Sheba: The Enchanted Castle is the first book in a unique African fantasy series set in the ancient Kingdom of Sheba!
"...a cracking story which catches the imagination..."
âI was enthralled, each character came alive off the pageâ
When Shioni, slave to the Princess of Sheba, travels to the legendary Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, she encounters adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Little does she imagine the powerful forces lurking in this jagged volcanic wilderness; forces that could tear the Kingdom of Sheba apart.
Kalcha, the Wasabi leader, has prepared a deadly trap, an evil sorcery rooted within the castle the King has chosen for his fortress. Kalcha is massing her warriors and her giant hyenas, intent on annihilating the Sheban forces.
As the Wasabi attack it is left to Shioni to show the way with courage and the conviction of her heart. Can she overcome the wrath of a lion, outwit the treacherous Captain Dabir, and defuse General Getuâs inexplicable hatred? With the help of her friends Mama Nomuula, Princess Annakiya, and the fiuri Azurelle, Shioni must uncover the hidden secrets of the Enchanted Castle before Kalcha destroys all she holds dear.
Includes original illustrations by the Ethiopian artist Senait. For middle grades/secondary age readers.
Three children discover an old country estate during their school holidays. When they're exploring it they come upon a mysterious young girl claiming to be a fairy princess. She shows them the castle's treasure, including a ring that will turn you invisible. But no one is more surprised than she when she slips it on her finger ... and disappears! The ring is indeed magical, and the children waste no time finding out what else it can do.
Three children discover an old country estate during their school holidays. When theyâre exploring it they come upon a mysterious young girl claiming to be a fairy princess. She shows them the castleâs treasure, including a ring that will turn you invisible. But no one is more surprised than she when she slips it on her finger â¦ and disappears! The ring is indeed magical, and the children waste no time finding out what else it can do.