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The Castle in the Mist Teachers and Kids Guide

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The Castle in the Mist Kid's and Teacher's Guide and Reader's Questions

by Amy Ephron

Game and Reader’s Guide for Teachers & Kids

(things to think about and answer after you’ve read the book)

 

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"Carnival Magic" Is the Whimsical Adventure of Your Dreams

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[Carnival Magic is] a softer otherworldly take on childhood mystery, reminiscent of classics like A Secret Garden….”Carnival Magic” is in itself an escape. Tess especially follows in that lineage of strong, intelligent female characters – a sort of Lucy Pevensic/Hermione Granger hybrid who is a leader, whocarnival magic hero believes in magic.

--Teen Vogue

Pinkie Swear!

Jude reading #TheOtherSideoftheWall in his amazing room which Tess & Max (and I) think is magical.

 Jude reading #TheOtherSideoftheWall in his amazing room
which Tess & Max (and I) think is magical.

 Ben HerzBen Herz reading "The Other Side of the Wall"

His mom said, "He loved it and couldn't put it down."

young adult Castle in the Mist

I loved this book. I think it is perfect for middle school libraries. It's a great read and the audio book also very good. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Enjoy.

Bodhi, my favorite knight

 Bodhi, my favorite knight

 Ruby on the way to school
Ruby on the way to school

March 21st - Books & Books Coral Gables, FL

Carnival Magic and the Castle in the MistAmy will be at
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134postponed

 

1:00 p.m.

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April 25 - Books, Inc. in Palo Alto

Carnival Magic and the Castle in the MistAmy will be at
Books, Inc. in Palo Altopostponed

74 Town & Country Village,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 

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Amy Ephron’s ‘The Other Side of the Wall’ Book Getting Film Treatment

deadlineEXCLUSIVE: Internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron is turning her book, The Other Side of the Wall, into a live-action feature film. Ephron has teamed with Oscar-nominated Toy Story screenwriter Alec Sokolow to adapt the screenplay. Ephron and Sokolow will also produce the pic with Nice Media Studios' Sam Sokolow, the two-time Emmy nominated executive producer of the National Geographic series, Genius.

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The Other Side of the Wall, Carnival Magic & The Castle in the Mist

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The Other Side of the Wall - Book Review - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books

mr ripleys enchanted books

The Other Side of the Wall is the third thrilling installment from Amy Ephron that will be published in the US (but can also be bought in the UK) by Philomel Books on October 15, 2019. This story features the brother and sister duo (Tess and Max) undertaking another great adventure.

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Amy Ephron talks to Bay Sunday’s host Kenny Choi

Best-selling author Amy Ephron talks to Bay Sunday’s host Kenny Choi about her new book for young readers, ‘The Castle In The Mist.’

CBS 5 San Francisco

 

Carnival Magic and The Castle in the Mist

Carnival Magic News - Spectrum News 1 Interview

Appearing with Lisa McCree
On Spectrum News

spectrum news interview

Amy Ephron’s Carnival Magic Reminds Young Readers to Touch the Sky - Parade

parade logoAmy Ephron has always been a magical storyteller….In “Carnival Magic” … Tess and Max are teaching children and their parents about the power of thoughtful decision-making, loyalty, and self-confidence. Life lessons and carnival rides? Sounds like the perfect beach read for all ages.
Dr. Nancy Berk — Parade

Cheddar Interview with Baker Machado

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More Praise for The Castle in the Mist:


“Rich description of the castle along with an elaborate map at the book’s beginning and an illustration at the end enhance the fantasy world….A sequel is suggested; beguiled readers will hope it happens.”
Kirkus Reviews

...Things I liked about this book is that it was very exciting and I never wanted to put it down. It was so good. Other things I liked about this book is it's very adventurous, and it's an amazing book. I didn't have anything I didn't like about it, it was just perfect.

goodreads

—Maggie Manwill
five stars

 

"There are scenes...that are transcendent in their beautiful, ethereal descriptions [in this] uplifting novel about family and connection."
—BCCB

"A slightly darker, updated take on magical realism classics such as Edward Eager’s Half Magic and E. Nesbit’s The Enchanted Castle."
—School Library Journal

Praise for Carnival Magic

This novel, which works as a standalone, will captivate readers who enjoy their whimsy with a dash of risk.

—School Library Journal

“Tess is a thoroughly modern heroine: She's athletic, impulsive, and fearless... The siblings are authentic children [and] the fantastic elements are the stuff of daydreams. Perfect for classroom read-alouds.”

—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Carnival Magic:

"Full of wonder and real-life enchantment, Amy Ephron's Carnival Magic is a charming adventure that will make a believer out of anyone!"
—Rachel Vail, author of Well, That Was Awkward and the Friendship Ring series

Praise for The Castle in the Mist:

“Bursting with imagination and warmth, Amy Ephron’s first novel for young people is a magical book in all ways.”

—Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s

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