The Castle Corona

The Castle Corona

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Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was the grand and glittering Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that no finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch.

Far below this grand castle in the dense woods lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428171718
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.


Pennington, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

July 29, 1945

Place of Birth:

Cleveland, Ohio


B.A., Hiram College, 1967; M.A., George Mason University, 1978

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The Castle Corona 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am probably the biggest Sharon Creech fan you will ever meet. This is a wonderful story. I have always been the type to love princesses, princes, and happy endings which makes me love this book, but even more so, even if you are not that type, there are many different characters with many different personalities and traits that all make them unique. Everybody can relate to at least one character in this book. It is my all-time favorite Sharon Creech book!!!! It is a quicker book and not very long, but is filled with imaginative ideas and storylines!
Bisbee More than 1 year ago
This story has an old-fashioned storybook plot. Unlike Sharon Creech's contemporary fiction, it takes place in a kingdom, complete with disfunctional family, impoverished waifs who manage to escape their brutal master, and royals who don't understand the commoners down in the village. Young fans of fairy tales will enjoy this longer version.
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Medieval fantasy-fun quick read.
Crumble_Tumble on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very descriptive Italian fairy tale of peasants and royalty.
babbryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this would be a fun read aloud for a 3rd grade teacher. The dialog leaves a lot to be desired. It is predictable and somewhat contrived. The orphan kids find a pouch from the Castle Corona. They end up being official tasters of food for the king. eh. I know it is not that nice to compare all her books to Walk Two Moons-but I know what talent this woman has. It is interesting to note that the "illuminations" are by Diaz, which are quite nice.
emitnick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A royal family, a pair of peasant siblings, and assorted hermits, wise women, storytellers, and castle staff mix and mingle in quaint and interesting ways. Although a very attractive package (wonderful art by David Diaz), I found this light fantasy a bit superficial. The tone reminded me of Odo Hirch's Bartlett and the Ice Voyage, which was a more satisfying book.
meisbres on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are beautiful but the story is kind of stilted so it's not holding my interest.
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Alot of complants
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book full of poems that tells a story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i couldnt put it down i readed it 2 years ago and i still like it
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Lol is everyone here on battle of the books?
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book_luver88 More than 1 year ago
This captures the life a child in the middle ages. It is a timeless classic and should be real by all book lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings out the true fantasy of a person. It sure did for me! This book has a great plot and I applaud Sharon on this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sharon Creech has created a truly old-fashioned fairy tale with The Castle Corona. In it we learn of the orphan peasants Pia and Enzio and how their lives become interwoven with those of royalty. An old genre has been brought back to life. You will not be able to put this book down!