Review: The Battle for the Castle

I found this book in one of the local Little Libraries.  I didn’t know about the author Elizabeth Winthrop, even though she has written over 60 books for children, nor have I ever heard of the book until now.

Magic is in the air.

William, the protagonist, is 12.  His friend Jason jumps trains for fun and it has become a local coming of age for youngsters in William’s town to jump the trains as a rite of passage.  William may not be one for jumping trains but he does receive a very unique and powerful present for his birthday from his old governess.

One never knows what those forgotten toys in the attic might hold.