Edith Nesbit crafts an adventure in which three children on summer vacation encounter an enchanted castle and a magic ring. While the story may be a hundred years old, Joanna Page brings freshness and urgency to the tale. Her children live up to their descriptors - officious Jerry, nonchalant Jimmy, and practical Kathleen - and they're brought to life with just the right amount of a British accent. Page moves the narration briskly, letting the layers and intricacies of the story shine - from the children's first realization of the ring's power to the coming to life of the Ugly Wugglies. Try this over school vacation.
Three children - Jerry (bossy), Jimmy (hungry), and Kathleen (sensible) - find themselves standing in front of a bejewelled princess in the garden of an enchanted castle. It is the first day of their summer holidays. Is she really a princess? And if she isn't, what about her ring, which makes the wearer invisible? This ring, combined with the children's appetite for exploring, sparks a tale full of vivid adventures and extraordinary characters.
With "ugly-wugglies" on the loose, statues alive in the moonlight and crimes needing to be solved, there is never a dull moment. Imagination is powerful; magic is possible.
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