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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780061554643
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Long ago and far away there was a castle—but not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family—but not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was a nap and a gown that didn’t itch.

Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants—but not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud … and in possession of a stolen pouch—but not just any pouch. It was a pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives.

And oh, there is an author—but not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal–winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The playful tone, the mystery of a thief’s identity and the wide range of voices will give listeners several hours of enjoyment.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jennifer Wiltsie’s narration perfectly matches the languid pace of the tale. Wiltsie carefully and skillfully finds each nuance of humor and irony in the evolution of the royal family. The varied voices of the servants who gently bring about this evolution will be the listeners’ primary joy.” 


  • “Wiltsie reads this comic fairy tale using British and American dialects to denote characters, clearly defining each through changes in pitch and accent…All in all, this is an able production of a popular author’s work.” 


  • This lengthy original fairy tale is immensely satisfying both in its telling and its presentation…A treat for fans of the genre.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 4/30/2011

    " I don't have much to say about this book. It was not one of Creech's best. It was mildly entertaining, and I don't think I wasted my time, but I also don't think I'd recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 musicluvr123 | 4/5/2011

    " This book was AMAZING. The only problem is the ending left me hanging so much I had to try to write my own sequel.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toria | 4/1/2011

    " I LOVED it. It's a really nice story. No complaints :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lamplight | 3/27/2011

    " Some really nice lines in this one, but the plot didn't really grip me. Will try some of her other books a try though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 3/20/2011

    " I was disappointed with this one. I guess I expected too much ... My son got bored with it, too, but we kept with it until the ned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 2/17/2011

    " A cute, little book. While I liked the ending, for the most part, I really felt like it was just thrown together. Concerning the ending, there wasn't a lot of depth and it happened too quickly for my taste. But the beginning to the middle of the book had me enjoying myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serene | 2/16/2011

    " This is a great book if you like fantasy and far off castles. I loved this book, and it was one of the most amazing books I've ever read. Although, I have to admit, the pictures are kind of weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 2/12/2011

    " A light enjoyable read with a fairytale feel. I loved her whimsical dialogue and REALLY Loved the opening page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ?eah | 12/21/2010

    " I love dthis book. It was one of those loop story and the person in it is telling it though it is in 3rd person "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Orrin | 12/18/2010

    " It definetly wasn't my favorite. The book was very predicting but I guess that is how fairy tales are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/10/2010

    " I love Creech as a rule, this book fell flat for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 711atifa | 11/5/2010

    " this book is really awesome!! its kind of confusing at first, but you get used to it afterward "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Wiltsie’s films include Wendigo, Uninvited, and The Fever. She has guest starred on HBO’s The Sopranos and Masterpiece Theatre’s Clarissa. On Broadway she has performed with Matthew Broderick in Night Must Fall, and her off-Broadway credits include Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.