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Parents' Guide to

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.

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Weighing in at nearly 500 pages, THE HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE is more frothy fun than hefty tome, with lots of illustrations by Todd Harris adding to the appeal. Kids will zip through this tale faster than the messenger Smimf in his seven-league boots, pausing mainly for interludes of the giggles. While there's plenty of cartoonish silliness in the story's pacing and development, some of the characters are dealing with issues -- coping with difficult family members, discovering the value of friends, trying to be a better person -- that have a lot in common with real life. And like the first book in the series, this one leaves plenty of perils and unresolved issues for the next installment.

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