Title: Castle Hangnail
Author: Ursula Vernon
Series: n/a at this time
Recommended for: 3rd-5th Grade
Pages: 372 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION VERNON, U.
Synopsis: When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.
This is a funny story of a wicked witch (not really) tries to fill a vacancy for master of a castle. She feels she is wicked because her twin is a goody goody. She has six tasks she has to complete in order to become the master of the castle, like committing an act of smiting and defending the castle. So you get to laugh with her as she tries to complete the tasks as well as run a castle. She also has a few secrets that may stop her from becoming the master. This book also shows what good and bad friends look like. My favorite character is the goldfish who wears sweaters and is a hypercondriac.