on 31 December 1998
When I was in Sixth Grade in 1964, my teacher read a chapter of this story at the end of each day. No one wanted to go home!!! It's a wonderful story about children who, because their father is ill, have to stay with their cousins. Their Aunt takes everyone to see the movie Ivanhoe and afterwards gives them a miniature castle complete with knights and ladies. Of course the kids designate these toys as the characters in the movie and you guessed it, the castle and the characters magically become alive. Nothing goes like the real story of Ivanhoe and there are many very funny magical adventures. I've read every Edward Eager book and this is the best one!