Prestel Junior A Year in the Castle
Prestel Junior A Year in the Castle

A Year in the Castle

By Nikola Kucharska


Publication Date: March 5, 2024

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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4

These detailed spreads charting the course of a year in a medieval castle are packed to the brim with charming characters and hilarious adventures that young readers will return to again and again.

There’s a lot going on in the castle of King Bolebor —a peace-loving gardener—and Queen Drogomira—a brilliant inventor. There’s a princess learning sword fighting so that she can become a knight; a sweet dog in search of an owner; a dragon hiding in the cellar; a gold-counting treasurer; a friendly ghost; an annoying jester, a burly blacksmith—and many others. Vibrant and intricately detailed spreads take readers through a year in the castle, showing how an innocent mishap leads to war with the neighbors; how lives in the castle change from month to month; and how each season brings its own surprises. Gently humorous and filled with opportunities to play “I Spy,” this delightful picture book also provides ample opportunities to talk about all sorts of topics from history and gender stereotypes to gnomes, ghosts and chess-playing frogs.

About the Author

Nikola Kucharska is a Poland-based creator of children's books, comics and games. Her books are translated into many different languages and published in countries around the world.

Author Residence: Poland

Format: Hardcover

Length: 18 pages

Publisher: Prestel Junior

Publication Date: March 5, 2024

ISBN: 9783791375656

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