Friday, February 22, 2008
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
The girl who lives in the castle, which is located in a museum, is lonely. Children visiting the museum can see her in the castle if they look very closely. The castle is a strangely beautiful place, full of music, toys, and fun things to do. But loneliness overrides all of these joys. The ethereal and creamy faces of the museum children match those of the dolls, which adds to the overall surreal and dreamlike quality. Included in the end is a interactive activity which will solve the loneliness problem and compel the reader to return to this magical world over and over again.
Posted by Carla Morris at 6:19 PM