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William has just received the best present of his life - an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, a moat, and a finger-high knight to guard the gates. It’s the mysterious castle his housekeeper has told him about, and even though William is sad she’s leaving, now the castle is his!

William can’t wait to play with the castle - he’s certain there’s something magical about it. And sure enough, when he picks up the tiny silver knight, it comes alive in his hand! Sir Simon tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards, and magic. And suddenly William is off on a fantastic quest to another land and another time - where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle....

©2010 Listening Library (P)1985 Elizabeth Winthrop

Critic Reviews

"An absorbing fantasy...suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special." (Publishers Weekly)

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Fun kids story.

I loved this book as s kid so decided to give it a shot as an adult. I can now see many problems with it but that doesn't matter as a kid. I think it takes he main character through a rewarding adventure that gives a good life lesion at the end.
It is also fun to picture. Recommended.

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Fun and Exciting

My husband read this as a kid and wanted to share it with our daughter. It took some time to get rolling and capture her attention but it was great for bedtime.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-17

fantastic story

Great road trip story for our 8 year old son and us as well...loved it