When her brother Rolf dares her to catch magical Castle Glower creating a new room, Princess Celie takes the challenge! No one knows the Castle better than she does. But as usual, the Castle has ideas of its own.Celie finds the new room first, and inside it is hidden a giant egg. It looks like The Castle wants Celie to care for the egg and whatever creature it hatches! Celie hadn't bargained for a pet, and caring for this one will prove to be especially tricky, once Celie and her siblings realize what else the Castle is hiding....
Why I Wrote It
Because I always wanted a secret pet. As a kid I spent hours plotting how I would save my money and buy a puppy (or maybe even a horse!) and hide it somewhere. I would raise it and train it so well that when I finally told my parents, they would be so astonished and impressed that they’d forget to punish me for hiding an animal in the house and lying about it. I wanted Celie to have a pet, to have a secret of her very own that the Castle would show her, and naturally I decided to give her the secret pet I never had. Of course, Lulath already has a lot of dogs, and they have stables at the Castle, so it would need to be something very different. Something like a griffin! Also, with this book, I wanted to explore more of the Castle’s history, and we’ll get into it even more in THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN.
Again with the name Rufus! Rufus/Max Rufus was the name that we jokingly called our oldest child before he was born, when we were trying to think of baby names.
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