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Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
A pair of titles join Gail Carson Levine's Princess Tales series, illus. by Mark Elliott: The Fairy's Return, a spoof on "The Golden Goose"; and For Biddle's Sake, based on a little-known German tale, "Puddocky," about a girl who must put her own magic to work in order to fight off her guardian fairy's penchant for turning people into toads. (Oct.)
Virginia Gleaton (The Lorgnette - Heart of Texas Reviews (Vol. 15, No. 3))
This is a story that deals with fairies, a princess named Lark, and a baker's son named Robin. In a typical plot, the princess cannot marry a commoner. The princess is the first person to laugh at Robin's jokes, and he is the only one who can make Lark laugh. The entertaining plot is woven so the two find their love for each other and eventually marry. Some readers might find the made-up words the king uses to be distracting, but it is a book that girls will find particularly appealing. (Princess Tales) Nonfiction (398.2). Grades 4-6. 2002, HarperCollins, 104p., $14.89. Ages 9 to 12.
|Language||Call Number||LCCN||Dewey Decimal||ISBN/ISSN|
|English (eng)||PZ8.L4793 Fal 2002
0066238013 (lib. bdg.)