Win a copy of A Year in the Castle

Closing Date: 31st March 2024

These detailed spreads charting the course of a year in a fantasy 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 peaceloving 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.

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.

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We are giving away 3 copies of A Year in the Castle. For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:

Where is the oldest castle in Europe?

a) Slovenia

b) France

c) Portugal

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