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The Door in the Hedge

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Name: The Door in the Hedge
Author: Robin Mckinley
Pages: 216
Start Date: February 10
Finish Date: February 17
Type: Fairy Tale (Retellings)
Status: Mom's Bookshelf

Summary:Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. . . . These are tales to read with delight!

My Review: I'll admit i didn't want to read this. The only story in this I wanted to read was "The Golden Hind" because I didn't know what that was! But, when I had read them all, the princess and the frog was my favorite. It was also the shortest. The last story, about the 12 princesses dragged for me. But in my book [haha] it was just a book. Nothing spectacular but not bad.

Exert: The world turned, and new stories rose up, and the legends of the old days faltered a little, or turned themselves in their course to keep up with the lives of their people, and the lives of their great-grandchildren of those they had first known. Perhaps even the immortal ones beyond the borders of this last land felt the change in some fashion: for that they ventured at all, and for what ever reason into mortal realms risked them to some sense of mortal lives and cares. Perhaps. - pg. 9

~ The Clumsy Reader aka Christine


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