The Castle Behind Thorns

By HASKELL, Merrie

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ISBN
9780062008190
Publisher
HarperCollins


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–8—Sand awakens inside a large fireplace, in a room where "every single thing" is broken and quickly realizes that he is in the Sundered Castle, a landmark that he has seen his whole life. Everyone in Sand's village knows that the castle, which is surrounded by an impenetrable thorn barrier, was damaged in an earthquake and isn't safe. As Sand begins to explore the ruins, he discovers that every object in the castle has been broken, and he begins to use hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

After a fight with his father, apprentice blacksmith Sand throws a nail into the wishing well of Saint Melor and wakes up the next morning in the Sundered Castle -- so called because everything in the castle, from bedsheets to anvils, is broken or torn in two. Unable to breach the wall of vicious thorns surrounding the castle, Sand begins mending things simply to survive -- a bucket to draw well water and a rope to pull it up with are two early priorities. But bols...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Apprentice blacksmith Sand finds himself in the Sundered Castle--so called because everything is broken in two. Sand begins mending ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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