Reviewed February 1,
Harcourt, San Diego, 2002. 266 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF FER)
A Sonderbooks’ Stand-out of 2003:
#11, Young Adult Fantasy
Once Upon a Marigold
doesn’t fracture any specific fairy
tale; it’s simply a light-hearted romantic comedy set in a fairytale
world. When Edric the troll finds a runaway child in fancy clothes,
he ends up taking the boy to his cave and bringing him up as his own.
As the boy, Christian, grows, he takes an interest in the castle across
the river, watching its inhabitants through his telescope. One day,
he begins a p-mail (pigeon carried) correspondence with Princess Marigold.
Their friendship grows, but does it have any future?
There’s nothing profound in this book, but that’s not what it’s
trying to be. Simply good light-hearted fun.
comment: Kathleen gives this book five stars!
Erika also gives this book five stars. She says, "This book was great
and hilarious. This book is a hilarious upside down, inside-out fairy
Another reader gives this book five stars.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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