By Sharon Creech
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. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives...
I've had this book for a couple of years and just now have gotten to it. The reason I read it so fast is thanks to insomnia. It was a cute little story that was fast-paced and interesting to read. The characters were fairly predictable, especially the royals, it was later in the book when I started to like them as they got a little more depth. I think this would be a fun little fairy-tale like book to read to kids at bedtime. It's fun to read and has a few very good morals in it, all in all it was a fluffy fun book.