VIRTUAL - Middle Grade Book Club with Sophie Anderson

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Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 3:00pm
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Middle Grade Book Club is for middle grade readers ages 8-12. Join fellow readers for a book club discussion facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director, Joy. Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story.


This month we’ll be joined by author Sophie Anderson

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register for the meeting here.


Magic and whimsy meet in this Howl’s Moving Castle for a new generation from the critically adored Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs.

Twelve-year-old Olia knows a thing or two about secrets. Her parents are the caretakers of Castle Mila, a soaring palace with golden domes, lush gardens, and countless rooms. Literally countless rooms. There are rooms that appear and disappear, and rooms that have been hiding themselves for centuries. The only person who can access them is Olia. She has a special bond with the castle, and it seems to trust her with its secrets.

But then a violent storm rolls in . . . a storm that skips over the village and surrounds the castle, threatening to tear it apart. While taking cover in a rarely-used room, Olia stumbles down a secret passage that leads to a part of Castle Mila she’s never seen before. A strange network of rooms that hide the secret to the castle’s past . . . and the truth about who’s trying to destroy it.


Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She currently lives in England's Lake District with her husband and enjoys the freedom of homeschooling her three children, walking, canoeing, and daydreaming. She loves to write stories inspired by different folklores, cultures, and landscapes. The House with Chicken Legs was her first novel.

The Castle of Tangled Magic By Sophie Anderson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338746211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 17th, 2022