Thursday, October 15, 2009

Once Upon a Marigold (audio)

It was a very cute book aimed at the younger set (grade 5-9).  I liked it a lot, but I would have loved it when I was 10!  Christian runs away from his family when he is seven and lives with a troll who at first is not too happy about it but grows to love Christian like a son.  When Christian is around 18, he begins to P-mail (that's pigeon mail) with the princess who lives across the river and they become best friends.  When he becomes a servant at the castle and discovers a nefarious plot, he runs right into trouble to save Marigold and her father.

Once Upon a Marigold is not based on any fairy tales, but is definitely a fairy tale in its own right.  It's a very sweet story with lots of fun elements including trolls, giants, evil mothers, magic and a curse.  The ending's a bit of a cop-out but it sets up the sequel.


  1. The cover is very cute! And the story sounds cute, too.

  2. I've had several 7th graders (girls!) that have read this and really like it.

  3. Oh, I love this book so much! You should check out the sequel :) I really do agree with your last point though--it's not based on any fairy tale, but it's such a fairy tale on its own! :)


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