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Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

Created: 04/28/11

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bookfool

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Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

The kids of a family (2 boys, 2 girls??) get transported from the present (countryside house in England) to the medieval times. They are in a castle...

How horrible is it that all I remember is that there is time travel and kids climbing castle ramparts???

Help!


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davinamw

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RE: Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

Could you be looking for The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit?
http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Castle-Puffin-Classics/dp/0140367438


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RE: Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

I suppose I could be, but something about it doesn't feel right. I'll have to read that and see if the imagery comes through. I don't remember anything about other "magical" or supernatural things--just the time travel and figuring out how to deal with medieval times.

But I'm looking forward to reading Nesbit now.


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RE: Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

Looking at Nesbit's other books I saw The House of Arden--and that sounds more like it could be the one. If it is, I'd be gobsmacked--been thinking about this darn book for 2 decades now.


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davinamw

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RE: Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

Yay! If it turns out to be a match, let us know! If not, the search is still on!


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ggst

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RE: Children's Chapter Book--read circa early 80's.

try looking at Edward Eager's books- he wrote books about kids, castles and magic- and some time travel also.


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