The Seven Tales of Trinket

The Seven Tales of Trinket

Book - 2012
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"Guided by a tattered map, accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, and inspired by the storyteller's blood that thrums through her veins, eleven-year-old Trinket searches for the seven stories she needs to become a bard like her father, who disappeared years before"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250039941
Branch Call Number: THO
Characteristics: 369 p. : ill., map
Additional Contributors: Craig, Daniel - Illustrator
Alternative Title: 7 tales of Trinket


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Jun 13, 2013

This book is kind of readable, the author managed to change well-known legends in her own way. But it is very poorly written. The characters are supposed to be living in Middle ages but behave like modern teenagers from dysfunctional families - rolling eyes all the time, etc. The speak like modern teenagers too, though not with words "whatever, like, awesome", but still.. It is really hilarious and stupid that the author abuses archaic words "mayhap, hark, alas" alongside with obviously modern sounding conversation of characters, I guess trying to create the atmosphere of those times but fails miserably. anyway me and my daughter laughed a lot about all these "harks" and "mayhaps".

Dec 22, 2012

such a weird book i give it a rating of zero

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