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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Castle Corona
  • Sharon Creech
  • English
  • 27 January 2018
  • 0060846216

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The Castle CoronaWhen I saw this I thought, holy crap Sharon Creech wrote a fairy tale Yay Alas, it started well, but fizzled It s like she wrote it on the toilet but then finished shitting just when it was getting good. Long ago and far awayThere was a castle But not just any castle This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River the Castle CoronaAnd in this castle lived a family But not just any family This was the family of King Guido rich and royal and spoiled And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was a nap and a gown that didn t itchFar below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants But not just any peasants These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud And in possession of a stolen pouch But not just any pouch A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform livesAnd oh, there is an author But not just any author Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite In the Castle Corona lives the discontented royal family In the village live the discontented orphans Pia and Enzio Eventually their paths cross.I completely didn t get the point of this book Virtually nothing happened The characters changed somewhat, but not a lot, and I guess it was just too subtle for me It reminded me of Criss Cross, which won the Newbery, and I completely didn t get that, either I tend to like books in which nothing happens, but the nothing books I love always have In the Castle Corona lives the discontented royal family In the village live the discontented orphans Pia and Enzio Eventually their paths cross.I completely didn t get the point of this book Virtually nothing happened The characters changed somewhat, but not a lot, and I guess it was just too subtle for me It reminded me of Criss Cross, which won the Newbery, and I completely didn t get that, either I tend to like books in which nothing happens, but the nothing books I love always have a point a wonderful world to explore, interesting characters, etc but I didn t get the point of this one at all Creech sets the stage well enough there is a castle, with a royal family of five useless, discontent, and rather stupid individuals In a nearby village there are a poor, orphaned brother and sister And there are a couple of hermits The problem is that nothing happens The book is like a fairy tale twist short story that was somehow dragged out from 35 pages to 300, but without any additional action or character development The whole thing was just boring Even the illustrations, which Creech sets the stage well enough there is a castle, with a royal family of five useless, discontent, and rather stupid individuals In a nearby village there are a poor, orphaned brother and sister And there are a couple of hermits The problem is that nothing happens The book is like a fairy tale twist short story that was somehow dragged out from 35 pages to 300, but without any additional action or character development The whole thing was just boring Even the illustrations, which were pretty enough to start, quickly became boring as they were reproduced over and over instead of adding new ones When I first started really reading on my own as kid, I d go to the online public library catalog, plug in random words I liked to the search field like castle or princess and then push the place a hold button on every single title that seemed remotely interesting Every time I went to the library to pick up my holds, I d come back with at about 20 books This is how I ended up discovering this book, or rather this audiobook since I ve never even seen the physical book itself As a chi When I first started really reading on my own as kid, I d go to the online public library catalog, plug in random words I liked to the search field like castle or princess and then push the place a hold button on every single title that seemed remotely interesting Every time I went to the library to pick up my holds, I d come back with at about 20 books This is how I ended up discovering this book, or rather this audiobook since I ve never even seen the physical book itself As a child, I loved the story castles and queens and stories How could I not , but later I realized what I really loved was how soothing the imagery is, especially how the audiobook narrator delivers it Now, after having relistened, I m happy to say it withstands the test of time The story is certainly not for everyone there is very little substance in terms of plot, and I don t think I would even enjoy it that much in book form, but it s just so peaceful and calming to listen to before bed especially when you re sick I have loved almost everything Creech has ever written No one can capture the inner lives of her characters like Sharon Creech She writes with such tenderness for all her characters the reader can t help but feel the same Set in medieval times, Castle Corona tells parallel stories of the people that live within and outside the castle walls My favorite character was the Wordsmith, who occasionally entertains the court with the power of his stories Fans of Creech will not be disappointed with I have loved almost everything Creech has ever written No one can capture the inner lives of her characters like Sharon Creech She writes with such tenderness for all her characters the reader can t help but feel the same Set in medieval times, Castle Corona tells parallel stories of the people that live within and outside the castle walls My favorite character was the Wordsmith, who occasionally entertains the court with the power of his stories Fans of Creech will not be disappointed with this one A cute little story with lavish and unusual illustrations and formatting that made it a treat The deliberately stilted style and dreamy voice was very reminiscent of Gail Carson Levine I did think the ending rather unsatisfying but overall it was fun. Another day, another sky So cute. I don t think this is one of Sharon Creech s best books It is, however, a gently unfolding modern fairy tale, which still makes it well worth reading. I went a little out of my way for this book I don t really like fantasy books that much But this book made me want to readfantasy andof Sharon Creech It was a little hard to read at first,but then I got used to it The story was also confusing I started to get the hang of it towards the middle of the book It as very hard to put down because so many things were happening at once and I just had to keep reading For all those fantasy readers I would recommend this.


About the Author: Sharon Creech

I was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and grew up there with my noisy and rowdy family my parents Ann and Arvel , my sister Sandy , and my three brothers Dennis, Doug and Tom.For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers Our house was not only full of us Creeches, but also full of friends and visiting relatives.In the summer, we usually took a trip, all of us piled in a car and heading out to Wisconsin or Michigan or, once, to Idaho We must have been a very noisy bunch, and I m not sure how our parents put up with being cooped up with us in the car for those trips The five day trip out to Idaho when I was twelve had a powerful effect on me what a huge and amazing country I had no idea then that thirty some years later, I would recreate that trip in a book called Walk Two Moons.One other place we often visited was Quincy, Kentucky, where my cousins lived and still live on a beautiful farm, with hills and trees and swimming hole and barn and hayloft We were outside running in those hills all day long, and at night we d gather on the porch wherestories would be told I loved Quincy so much that it has found its way into many of my books transformed into Bybanks, Kentucky Bybanks appears in Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird and Bloomability Bybanks also makes a brief appearance by reference, but not by name in The Wanderer.When I was young, I wanted to be many things when I grew up a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter It soon became apparent that I had little drawing talent, very limited tolerance for falling on ice, and absolutely no ability to stay on key while singing I also soon learned that I would make a terrible reporter because when I didn t like the facts, I changed them It was in college, when I took literature and writing courses, that I became intrigued by story telling Later, I was a teacher high school English and writing in England and in Switzerland While teaching great literature, I learned so much about writing about what makes a story interesting and about techniques of plot and characterization and point of view I started out writing novels for adults The Recital and Nickel Malley were both written and published while I was living in England these books were published in England only and are now out of print But the next book was Absolutely Normal Chaos, and ever since that book I have written mainly about young people Walk Two Moons was the first of my books to be published in America When it received the Newbery Medal, no one wassurprised than I was I m still a little bit in shock.After Walk Two Moons came Chasing Redbird, Pleasing the Ghost, Bloomability, The Wanderer, and Fishing in the Air I hope to be writing stories for a long, long time.I am married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, and have two grown children, Rob and Karin Being with my family is what I enjoy most The next best thing is writing stories Sharon Creech