Once Upon A Marigold

Once Upon A Marigold

Book - 2002
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A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., c2002
ISBN: 9780152167912
Branch Call Number: J FICTION FERRIS
Characteristics: 266 p

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 06, 2018

This is delightful from start to finish. It's a romantic comedy fractured fairy tale that manages to be clever and imaginative and funny and, yes, romantic -- all at once! I would have loooooved this as a kid (and super enjoy it as an adult, too!) and this is one that I've been handing to every kid I can convince to try it ever since I finished reading it.

LPL_JennyC Aug 15, 2018

Fans of The Princess Bride will love this hilarious twisted fairy tale! Christian has fallen for Princess Marigold, but he’s a commoner that lives in a cave with a troll. To woo her from afar he begins sending her p-mail (mail delivered by pigeon!) and they become fast friends. The stakes are raised when Christian realizes that the Princess is in danger and the threat lives with her inside the castle! Full of silliness, lovable characters, adventure, and heart!

Jan 07, 2016

One of the cutest fairy-tale-ish things I've read! This is a sweet story with adventure and friendship and some mythical elements.

Feb 11, 2015

The content was pretty good, and it had a few clever things, however it was a bit young for me.

Disconnected May 22, 2014

I love this book because it was cute and funny. I loved reading it. A real page turner.

PegasusRising Jun 14, 2011

When I read this book I thought it was funny, cute and a good read. Thumbs up for Once upon a Marigold

Mar 25, 2011

Such a sweet and funny book.


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Jul 07, 2014

Christian was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope. He lives in a cave with a troll for a dad, after all. If his dad had only warned him about all that mind-boggling love stuff, maybe things wouldn't be such a mess. Although then, maybe, Princess Marigold would be dead. But Christian wasn't warned. And now that he's fallen for the princess, it's up to him to untwist an odd love triangle--er, rectangle--and foil a scheming queen who wants to take over the kingdom, even if it means bumping off her own daughter.


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