A kid favorite for over thirty years, this award-winning modern-classic is sure to delight readers for years to come!
"Winthrop has a real gift for fantasy..." --Madeleine L'Engle, award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time
When William learns that his favorite caretaker Mrs. Phillips is leaving, he is devastated. But then she gives him her parting gift--a mysterious model castle that has been in her family for years. The castle is perfect in every way, with a drawbridge, a moat, and a fingerhigh knight to guard the gates. It's almost too real.
Sure enough, when William picks up the tiny silver knight, Sir Simon comes alive in his hand and tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards, and a kingdom in need of saving. Hoping the castle's magic holds the key to getting his friend to stay, William embarks on a fantastic quest to another land and another time--where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle.
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop is the award-winning author of books for all ages, including The Battle for the Castle and Counting on Grace, available in Yearling editions. She lives in New York City and the Berkshires.
"An absorbing fantasy...suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special." -- Publishers Weekly