The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum

  • Title: The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum
  • Author: Kate Bernheimer Nicoletta Ceccoli
  • ISBN: 9780375836060
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum Once there was a girl who lived in a castle The castle was inside a museum When children visited they d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat to glimpse the tiny girl But when they w
    Once there was a girl who lived in a castle The castle was inside a museum When children visited, they d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat, to glimpse the tiny girl But when they went home, the girl was lonely Then one day, she had an idea What if you hung a picture of yourself inside the castle inside the museum, inside this book Then you d ableOnce there was a girl who lived in a castle The castle was inside a museum When children visited, they d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat, to glimpse the tiny girl But when they went home, the girl was lonely Then one day, she had an idea What if you hung a picture of yourself inside the castle inside the museum, inside this book Then you d able to keep the girl company Reminiscent of The Lady of Shalot, here is an original fairy tale that feels like a dream haunting, beautiful, and completely unforgettable.

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      Published :2019-02-24T10:54:45+00:00

    About Kate Bernheimer Nicoletta Ceccoli


    1. Kate Bernheimer is the author of three novels and the story collection Horse, Flower, Bird, as well as children s books Among other books, she edited the World Fantasy Award winning My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Forty New Fairy Tales and the forthcoming xo Orpheus 50 New Myths.


    587 Comments


    1. i first saw this book because of miriam's review, and then when ceridwen reviewed it, too, i just had to order it in to the store for me. and i totally agree with what ceridwen says about negative reviews being just as effective at helping another reader decide if a book is for them or not. i am pretty stubborn and self-motivated, when it comes to books, i like to make up my own mind. miriam didn't like it, ceridwen did, but i knew that cover art was calling to me, so i had to see it for myselfd [...]

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    2. A little arty, a little abstract, a little sad. I'm not sure to whom I would recommend this odd, brief little story of loneliness -- certainly not to children, it would be depressing and potentially upsetting.I don't think everything distressing is necessarily inappropriate for children, but there are plenty of important real topics they should know about without inflicting this strange, artificial tale of a girl trapped alone in a model castle in a museum case upon them. When I was little it wo [...]

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    3. actual rating: 1.5 starsWhat a disappointment :(Those 1.5 stars are entirely awarded to the illustrations. Nicoletta Ceccoli deserved to illustrate an actual worthy story, not this thing.The story is absolutely pointless. "Reminiscent of The Lady of Shalott'"? How? Because they were both in a tower? "An original fairy tale"? Where? This was artsy fartsy stringed nonsense attempting to be taken as ~deep~. There was absolutely no writing skill, very little imagination where the story is concerned, [...]

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    4. The three stars are for the amazing illustrations, they're really great.The story wasn't what I expected when reading the title. I found it to be a bit short, it is a children book, but I would've loved more events.

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    5. O carte pentru copii cu ilustrații superbe. Povestirea însă e puțin stranie, iar spre final senzația asta de ciudat se accentuează.

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    6. I give this five stars for its otherworldly illustrations. Anyone who noticed the great cover of "Horns and Wrinkles" will enjoy these pictures, "rendered in acrylic paint, clay models, photography, and digital media." This is way I love to see the computer being used for art: to polish technique, save time, and add layers, but to leave the execution mysterious, and not have the final result scream "I drew this in PhotoShop." This is the same reason I will always prefer "The Ugly Truckling"'s il [...]

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    7. *I moved my introduction to the end of the review, since it was a bit long and boringFirst of all, the illustrations. Obviously. They were simply haunting, beautiful, disturbing and altogether fantastic. Like the porcelain dolls at that bed 'n breakfast. You know the one, you're worried they'll come alive, but somehow you're hoping for it as well because they're sad and lonely and beautiful. I'm not talking about the creepy porcelain dolls. the ones that you're afraid will come to life and murd [...]

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    8. Inside the Castle inside a Museum that is Inside the Story that is this book, which was inside the imagination of Kate Bernheimer and Nicoletta Ceccoli. Dreamers inside dreams who have dreams wherein the reader is brought to mind.The story and its images would defy the dimensions of a page. Ceccoli plays with dimensions (some Escheresque details), media, and shadows, while Bernheimer acknowledges the reader in a theatrical violation of the fourth wall. The story resides in simultaneity, multiple [...]

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    9. This was a peculiar and rather creepy book. I do think some young children would enjoy this but I’d be cautious about introducing it to children who are very sensitive or who easily over empathize with others. It’s a sad story that the gimmick of the child/children reader(s) putting their photo in the book toward the end (to be company for the lonely girl trapped in the castle inside the museum) doesn’t suffice to make it an consoling or uplifting experience, at least it wouldn’t have fo [...]

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    10. If I were to give a review based on illustrations alone, then The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum would be five stars. Sadly though, the actual story is lacking. The concept of The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum is brilliant. It's a story of a little doll that lives in a castle inside a display globe at the museum. She's very curious about the children who come to see her. She's also very lonely when they go home, and dreams about having friends. Again, it's a beautiful concept, but I [...]

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    11. Giving this four stars for my daughter who deemed it "cool" (that's a four in kidspeak) and confirmed it would make a fun gift book for girls 6+Anyone who's ever stood as I did as a girl looking into Colleen Moore's scale Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago has imagined the girl in the castle inside the museum and will be pleased to meet her! For kids who have never seen such a thing, this book is possibly the next best thing! Take the Tour! What you might see: murals and [...]

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    12. This is a picture book unlike any book I've ever read. The premise is that there is a girl who lives in a castle inside a museum. The castle is encased in a glass globe, and when children come to the musem, they press their noses against the glass globe and get a glimpse of the girl in the castle. When the children leave at night, she gets lonely even though she is surrounded by beautiful things. At night she dreams of children her own size visiting her, and "sometimes the girl in the castle eve [...]

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    13. The art here is lovely, so lovely that I had the urge to rip out the pages to hang them framed on my wall. And since there's really no substance to the text, maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea. As much as I loved the illustrations, I think the story (about a lonely princess in a castle who dreams about children visiting her) was sort of boring and lacked kid appeal. The inside cover calls it an original fairy tale but the book lacks any of the traditional fairy tale elements aside from the f [...]

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    14. The illustrations in this book are absolutely amazing. I would frame every picture in this book if I could. Oddly, the moment I saw the pictures I thought, "This is like a kid friendly version of Dali." I am glad I read this book without reading any reviews first. Personally, the haunting/fantasy/gothic-like tone in this book is actually a nice change! Some children would really appreciate this! It is a FAR cry from --the happy bear lived in a happy house and everyone was oh-so-happy. This book [...]

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    15. The illustrations. The drawings of Nicoletta Ceccoli are amazing. "Delicate" and "tender" are good words for describing them. But I feel also a closeness to the drawings - this may be because of the way she draws the faces: big with un-realistic distance between the eyes & mouth (remember the licking pets?). If you want to see more of her work, try here: bit/bDLyd9. The book. The idea of the story is okay, the "dreams" that the girl inside the museum castle is excellent. But the way are put [...]

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    16. I'm not sure what to think of this. I definitely liked the illustrations, which were fuzzy around the edges like a dream and filled with fantastic images. There really wasn't a plot; it seemed to be more of an attempt by the author to create a story within a story or a book within a book, to make the reader feel like they're part of the story. It didn't quite work for me. I can see that it might appeal to children who like fantasy and fairy tales.

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    17. the story and illustrations are grasping way too hard, trying desperately to hold, illuminate and share the sweet magic of childhood it's like you're being conked on the head with a long, heartfelt *sigh*blahimagination ought not be so silky and powdery and never so listlessly packaged.

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    18. Very sweet - my daughter would have insisted on her picture being put in the book Right Now. Possibly a hair creepy, from an adult-who-reads-Gaiman perspective. The illustrations are lovely, but I can see them being scary in the dark.

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    19. Wanted to love it. Didn't. The text was un-involving; the art, while beautiful, was just too achingly self-consciously, otherworldly, whispery woo-woo for me. I wasn't engaged. I'll see if my 7-year-old or 4-year-old loves it, but I'm gonna guess no.

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    20. Lovely, odd. I couldn't decide if I found it mysterious, surreal, or just weird.

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    21. This picture book is about a girl who lives in a tiny castle in a museum. This girl has a beautiful home and life, but she is still lonely. She dreams of children coming to play with her, even the reader. I did not love this book. The illustrations were a little creepy, in my opinion. I do not think I will have this story in my class room.

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    22. The art by Nicoletta Ceccoli has this beautiful, dreamy, antique, magical other-worldly feel to it. At times the artwork has a lonely and somewhat spooky atmosphere, which works for this story. It's got great texture too. I would give the art 5 stars.The story is about loneliness and the narrator directly addresses the reader at times. Kids did not want a re-read.

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    23. Genre: Fantasy This book could be used in a classroom grades Kindergarten to 3rd. One unique feature of this text is the pictures, which are made in acrylic paint and clay models used with photography. This story also offers a new perspective on the characters in the book and the impact on readers.

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    24. Creepy tale of a girl who lives in a miniature in a museum but with attractive images

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    25. The story is a little sad and creepy, but the art is stunning.

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    26. Very pretty pictures.

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    27. I so wanted to love this book. The illustrations are beautiful. However, the story is just mediocre.

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    28. A girl lives in a castle, inside a glass dome, inside a museum. Children come to the museum to stare at her. She is lonely and dreams of children who come visit.Story has no depth and the illustrations are creepy.

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    29. As promised in yesterday's review of The Elephant Wish, this is my second review of a picture book I read recently that gave me the creeps. The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum (2008), written by Kate Bernheimer,and illustrated by Nicolette Ceccoli, shares The Elephant Wish's ethereal, dreamlike qualities, but whereas The Elephant Wish is at times humorous, The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum really struck me as sinister.A lonely girl lives inside a castle, which is encased in a glass g [...]

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    30. As a child I loved going to museumheck I still do. I remember reading stories of children running away from home to live inside of museums and quite frankly I wanted to do that more than anything.The Girl in the Castle inside the Museum is a simple children's book that is about a girl who lives inside a miniture castle that is on display inside a museum. During the day children press their faces up to the glass to try and catch a glimpse of the girl in the castle. But at night when the children [...]

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