- Tapa blanda: 94 páginas
- Editor: Evolved Publishing (7 de marzo de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1622530470
- ISBN-13: 978-1622530472
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The Persnickety Princess (Tales from Upon A. Time - Book 1) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 mar 2013
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Evolved Publishing presents "The Persnickety Princess," the first book in the "Tales from Upon A. Time" series by Falcon Storm. This lower grade adventure is perfect for kids 6-9 years old, though kids a little older are sure to like it too. High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all. When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle-not to rescue her, but her younger sister-Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead. Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can't control-her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try? And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.
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Both the Princesses in this story are fun to read about. I really wish that Petunia was a little more active in the story, but perhaps that may happen in a later story from Mr Upon A. Time - who was the cutest framing device I've read in a fairy tale. I couldn't help but snicker as he explained his name.
In fact, I wasn't left just wanting more Petunia - I wanted more of many characters! Natalie, especially. I loved the idea of a not-so-wicked Wicked Witch. Her silly, ladel-swinging antics were so hilarious, and even as an adult, I laughed pretty hard at the mental pictures she drew for me.
To me, this story didn't seem like it is a new story. It felt like something that I could potentially have grown up with, but somehow missed until adulthood. I'm so impressed by the writing style. This story completely fits in with all of the old fairy tales that many of us have grown up with.
I have decided that this will be my son's first fairy tale chapter book. I can not wait to read this too him! Unfortunately, it's still a bit big for him. I might try anyhow, just because I had so much fun with it that I can't wait to share that delight with my child.
This is a book that belongs on every child's book shelf!
Note: Review first appeared at http://mamasreadingbreak.blogspot.com/
Art: I'm going to go with cover and internal design on this. I loved the cover right off. Something about the art is very appealing. I think the chapter heading designs were pretty fantastic and helped make the book visually polished.
Writing: This has short and to the point sentences. Easy to fall into. The descriptions are fun, and the humor instilled throughout this entire story is fantastic. Some of the words are a bit heavy for the age range listed, but that's alright. It's nothing out of control.
Plot/Setting: Classic princess feel. All the elements are there: princess, prince, castle, witch, etc. There are twists and turns, but it holds true to the classic fairytale. The use of humor targets the conveniences found in these stories, but Storm does it in a classy way. The whole idea of Upon A. Time is proof of this. Every classic story starts with the "Once upon a time," which is fine because that really sets the ground work for the story, and where Storm has kept this feel, he does it in a unique way that I think everyone should experience at least once.
Characters: Each character is unique in their own way, and they stand out in this fashion. Storm has managed to make five completely unique characters with their own voices, which I don't see too often. Too many times, characters easily blend, especially in a story so short.
Overall: I believe in this writer based on the two stories I found from the Upon A. Time series. I will absolutely read more of his. He clearly has the audience in mind when he is writing. I think anyone at any age can enjoy this and the next in the series. I am looking forward to the third installment.
First off, a disclaimer: I am not the target audience for this book, not by a long shot. According to The Persnickety Princess`s publisher, Evolved Publishing, this book is a "lower grade" book, meaning kids aged 6 to 9 are the most likely folks to dig it. So, if I'd had kids, we'd be talking about my grandchildren here.
That's scary. Let's not talk about that anymore. Let's talk about the book.
The Persnickety Princess is a lot of fun and the first of what I expect to be an enjoyable series. Upon A. Time is actually a person-a Bard and the narrator of the story.
"The strange man in fancy clothes dismounted his stolen pig and stood to face an infuriated-yet thoroughly confused-pair of city guards."
The guards arrest Mr. Time and take him to jail where he offers to explain the pig and his claim of being on "King's business." Instead, after explaining his name, he tells them the tale of Lavender, the titular princess, who has built herself a castle from which she waits to be rescued. She has definite opinions on what this involves and what her rescuer will be like, down to his exact height: five feet, eight and three-quarter inches.
Lavender has definite opinions on just about everything and when she's not in her tower, she's wandering around the castle being bossy and annoying.
"...she ordered the cleaning staff to dust the castle and to place all the acquired dust in the pages of the biggest, oldest books in the library."
Talk about make work...
To help narrow the prince playing field, she hires a Wicked Witch to intimidate any who might come to rescue her. Unfortunately, Natalie-the witch she hires-isn't really wicked per say, and kind of klutz. I adore the absentminded Natalie and her "familiar", Mr. Whiskers-a little orange kitten she paints black at Lavender's order. (My fingers are crossed that this story doesn't create a trend of children trying to paint their cats...)
I'm also quite fond of Lavender's sister, Petunia, a princess too, but one who doesn't see the point in Lavender's desire to have a man "save" her. She advises her sister that she needs to get out more and live instead of staying cooped up all day, afraid she'll wrinkle her dress. As we'll find out later in the book, Petunia is a "self-rescuing princess." Yay! Storm wins all the points for coming up with "self-rescuing princess."
But before we discover more about that, adventures must be had. A prince who meets all of Lavender's criteria finally shows up, but woe! he's not interested in Lavender. He's there for Petunia, and just as he's about to reach her, a dragon arrives and flies off with her. Hugo and his companion Dave (who's 5′ 8 1/4″) take off to save her, and Lavender follows, because dang it, she's the one to be rescued, not her fool sister!
The Persnickety Princess is the first novel by Alaskan author Falcon Storm, and I think it's a fine start. His style of writing is charming and appealing. His characters are fun and the story itself kept me interested and, I felt, had a good moral to pass on for girls and boys. Also, the men of the tale being closer to average height than most "heroes" in fiction is a nice change and a nice detail. You don't have to be six foot four to be a hero. Whether a 6-9 year-old will like the book? I have no clue, but it's worth a shot.