Heartbreaking, surprising, uplifting - Mouse's snowbound journey is one you'll remember for a long, long time. There May Be a Castle proves that stories matter. They really do
Full marks ... for a story not afraid to take on some of the fundamentals of life while still managing to preserve the lightest of touches
Original in its accurate representation of the actual experience of children and its satirical approach to the fantastical ... this novel works emotional truth and tension into its adventure and comedy
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination
Piers Torday is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure ... Torday understands the lot of the younger sibling, the power of the imagination to heal and the strong, irregular rhythms of grief
Piers Torday continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best writers for children working today
A magical new adventure from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction prize.
The narrative is skillfully strung together and the ending deeply surprising, challenging the norms of what might be expected in a children's novel, which is all to the good.
A remarkable story of about love and loss from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
An outstanding book and a future classic
If you were to dislike this book, I would not be your friend!
Original, ingenious and bold ... I am still reeling.
Heart-warming and heart-wrenching ... another fantastic tale from Piers Torday and one not to miss.
Mesmerising and overwhelming with emotion.
Not many books change readers' views of the world, this might be one of them.
Brimming with humour and excitement ... beautifully described and the tension never breaks
A fantastical and surprising allegory, There May Be A Castle is unlike any other book for children dealing with the subjects of death, family and the power to shape your own stories. Heart-warming, heart-wrenching and, at times, quite bizarre, this is another fantastical tale from Piers Torday and not one to miss