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The Matchstick Castle

Keir Graff

A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home-it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them. "For boys and girls alike, this story sings."-Blue Balliett, award-winning author of Chasing Vermeer

A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home-it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them. "For boys and girls alike, this story sings."-Blue Balliett, award-winning author of Chasing Vermeer
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A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home-it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them. "For boys and girls alike, this story sings."-Blue Balliett, award-winning author of Chasing Vermeer

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch

Length:

6h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:27