The Enchanted Castle


Edith Nesbit

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Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “The Enchanted Castle,” a children's fantasy novel by Edith Nesbit published in 1907. The enchanted castle of the title is an English country estate seen through the eyes of three children, Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathy. They discover it while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, with white towers and turrets in the distance, make a fairy-tale setting.