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Phillips loves ritual and would therefore enjoy the ceremony of knighthood. Have students research the the castle in the attic for becoming a knight.


What is the training? What are the duties of a knight? What is the significance of the sword in the ceremony? Ask students to find out how a person is chosen for knighthood today?

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Who are some people who have been knighted under the reign of the present queen of England? Have students make an illustrated chart of herbs and their medicinal uses.

Which of these cures date back to the Middle Ages?

Which are still used today? Art—Troubadours and jesters often entertained the lords and ladies in the Middle Ages.

Have the class plan entertainment for William and Jason on the night before they leave the castle in The Battle for the Castle.

Encourage students to wear appropriate dress and to use music, dance, and other types of tricks and acts that were part of the culture in England during the Middle Ages.

Careers — William meets different people on his quest and finds out about the many jobs in the castle. As he will be shrunk the castle in the attic, he will return to his world at the exact moment he left, but Mrs. Phillips will lose all the time she spent in the castle until William enters.


William has Sir Simon shrink him and he enters the castle to join his two friends. While traveling through a magical forest, Sir Simon is tempted by the apparition of his old horse Moonlight, leaves the path and disappears, after having warned William that doing just that will cause one to get lost forever.

William manages to make it through the forest on his own and encounters an old man at an apple tree. After getting a specific apple for him, the castle in the attic old man reverts into a young man and reveals he was under a spell.

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In gratitude for William's actions, the man, Dick, reveals how to defeat the dragon guarding Alastor's castle. William defeats the dragon and uses the pretext the castle in the attic a fool seeking work to enter the castle in the attic castle, with the guards hiding the secret that he defeated the dragon to enter.

I would have liked less of William's whining and self-pity and more of his self-discovery as he went on his adventure. Other than that, my only complaint would be the many, many moments in which the story read like an episode of Full House -- it was rather cheesy in parts, but I suppose that is to be expected to an extent with children's books.

Otherwise, it's a pretty solid and rather exciting story for kids.

Now as a young woman who just picked up this book again years later the magic still has not faded and is just as wonderful as it was all those years ago.