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This has been in my TBR pile for too long and I don t now why it took me so long to get to it but I adored it A really wonderful middle grade read The most interesting character was surely the father Anyone who can tell a good story is usually a person to be credited Fairies are tricky and I m glad they were successfully ev Definitely a uniue and original book that combines old world storytelling with a modern heroine s gumption I m a big fan of the sly humor and the sparse yet elegant prose I also loved the way the author broke up certain paragraphs by putting them on a single line very impactful The interactions with Thomas the Pig Boy provided the perfect amount of comic relief The continuity of themes motifs and certain characters was masterfulBut the constant scene breaks seemed to make the prose unnecessarily choppy And although there were a few laugh out l This lyrical elegant and uniue story provided a wonderful journey over hills and along sea coasts encountering fortune tellers ghosts pookahs faeries and even a wonderfully ind gravedigger There were beautifully loyal friends and fallible heroes and I enjoyed every bit of the tale Ultimately the threaded folklore wove a colorful backdrop to the core theme of growing up and forgiveness It was a lovely adventure I like the obvious Celtic Folktale research I think I may have fallen in love with The Seven Tales of Trinket something I did not expect to do The language throughout the seven tales is lovely and it s easy throughout the start and Check out Scott Reads It for reviews giveaways Ever so often I read a book that is absolutely wonderful a book that makes me want to climb a mountain and shout at the top of my lungs how much I loved it The Seven Tales Of Trinket is one of those books and it s truly a literary gem It s no surprise it was Kirkus Reviews Best Children s Book of 2012and that it received starred reviews from Kirkus Publishers Weekly and Booklist Despite all of this book s accolades I was surprised to see that this book has relatively few reviews on Goodreads and most of my friends This book definitely deserves hype because it is a perfect fantasy read for people of all ages The Seven Tales Of Trinket is a wonderfully written anthem to the literary word and all those who cherish it This book is absolutely perfect for bibliophiles whose urge to read is basically insurmountable You now who you are This may be a middle grade title but there is defi. 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 She befriends a fortune tell.
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Tales for the telling to earn himself a living Trinket Only a Whisper knows not what fate befell him and is unsure of what she hopes to find She fears her father the victim of some terrible fate or even death because what else couldeep a man from returning to the family he so lovedTrinket is a brave and determined girl setting off with few supplies and her friend Thomas the pig boy with only an old map of her father s to guide themYay maps Along it you can trace the path that Thomas and Trinket take to find her father s fate and possibly her own Trinket has always harbored the secret desire to follow in her father s footsteps and is practically handed the means to do so throughout her journey Encouraged to find and perfect tales Trinket sets her mind to gathering seven so that she could stay in a village for a week telling a different tale each night and earning her livelihoodI loved Shelley Moore Thomas breakdown of Celtic folklore in this book utilizing gypsies seers selkies banshees the fey ghosts pookas princes and dogs Each tale that Trinket gathers and experiences was inspired by traditional lore and crafted in such a way as to make it uniue to Trinket s experience Trinket doesn t tell the stories she lives them and as such becomes a stronger story tellerUnlike many folkloric tales there doesn t seem to be much to learn from Trinket s experiences which is okay Sometimes a story is just a story and sometimes the experience really is valuable than the outcome The Seven Tales of Trinket was rather predictable for me as an adult but I do not feel it would be for the proper age range recommended for children 8 12 In the manner of the story I felt as if all of the journey and adventure was being recounted to me at a later time by someone who d experienced it rather than me feeling as if I were experiencing things at Trinket s side For me this resulted in a somewhat disjointed feeling as I feel like this book was attempting to marry those two experiences and fell short in doing soPerfectly enjoyable and an incredibly uick read I realize it s nearly 400 pages but considering the amount of white space and the fact that this is an oddly shaped book which I love it can be read in a couple of hours but I didn t completely fall for Trinket s tale I would certainly eep this book in mind to recommend to the right child and if I don t feel it was amazing I did feel my time was well spent consuming itOriginal review posted at Bunbury in the Stacks. E fights a wolf to the death to protect the baby prince left in his charge All fine material for six tales but it is the seventh tale in which Trinket learns her father's true fate that changes her life forever The Seven Tales of Trinket is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 20.
Nitely cross over appeal for this title This is a book that parents can read to their children or enjoy on their own it s nearly impossible not to fall in love with Trinket s journey The Seven Tales Of Trinket delivers in all the right ways providing the reader with laughs heartfelt moments of joys and tear jerking scenes This is a tale that is deep and poignant but at the same time Trinket is loads of fun Shelley Moore Thomas has crafted a tale that now holds a special place in my heart and I will cherish this story for years to come The Seven Tales Of Trinket has a genuine ole fashioned feel it yet it was such a refreshing and original read Right from the first few chapters I was hooked and completely immersed In so few pages Thomas accomplishes so much what many authors never manages to do Thomas creates such likeable faulted characters that the reader can t help but love These characters are extremely realistic Trinket and Thomas are the types of characters that reader will be able to empathize and connect with Shelley Moore Thomas s Middle Grade debut deserves an incalculable amount of praise This book uickly became one of all time favorite middle grade books and I definitely could imagine myself re reading this one day to my ids I can t praise and gloat over this book enough The Seven Tales Of Trinket is one of the best books I ve read this year I really wish I had picked it up sooner The Seven Tales of Trinket is a truly magical story of seven fairy tales told through the eyes of young Trinket as she searches for her father My daughter loved Trinket and I got a Brooklyn's Song kick out of Thomas the Pig Boy The tales were wonderfully woven together and really made me look forward to reading to my daughter at bedtime She loved this book so much I m pretty sure she ll end up re reading it to herself very soon I would have given this one five stars if it hadn t been for the oh so predictable ending I do love a good cliche and happy ending but this one was just a little too much Perfect for the young or young at heart who hold within them the love for a good story Shelley Moore Thomas The Seven Tales of Trinket is the tale of a journey and the makings of a story lass After the sad death of her mother Trinket is set on striking out to find her father who disappeared from their lives years previously Her father James the Bard wasnown throughout the land as a handsome and talented bard who played the harp splendidly and had hundreds of. Ing gypsy girl; returns a child stolen by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a banshee and receives a message from a ghost; helps a village girl outwit and out dance the Faerie ueen; travels beyond the grave to battle a dastardly undead Highwayman; and meets a hound so loyal