The Fairytale Triology
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The Fairytale Triology : Fairytale/The Emperor's Realm/The Three Crowns

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Welcome to the wonder-filled world of the Fairytale Trilogy, where magic is far more than smoke and mirrors . . . The three novels in this book -- Fairytale, The Emperor's Realm, and The Three Crowns -- chronicle the adventures of Marianne and her brother Robin as they come of age in an enchanted land where frogs talk, fantastical creatures prowl, and danger doesn't stop at the edge of a dark forest. Though steeped in the tradition of classic fairy tales, The Fairytale Trilogy presents an engagingly fresh story with a modern sensibility.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • JuneBug Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1588382516
  • 9781588382511

Review quote

"Fast paced, imaginative and delightful with wonderful characters! Fantasy readers will love The Fairytale Trilogy." --R. A. Nelson, author of Teach Me "Every once in a while you read a book - or books - that remind you all over again why reading and writing are important. Valerie Gribben's imaginative and magical trilogy is that kind of literature. The world she creates is special and charming, full of talking creatures whose perspective on the world is fun, and funny and unique. But it was the heroine, the sweet/tart Marianne who really got to me. I loved her feistiness, I loved her insecurities and her strengths and I loved watching her grow. [A] feminist coming of age story. [A] lot to be learned here as well as enjoyed." --Louise Shaffer, author of Serendipity and Looking For A Love Story "Although Valerie Gribben retains enough longstanding fairytale elements to give the stories a warm, familiar feel, she weaves in creative twists, intriguing new interpretations, and flashes of humor that keep the plotlines from becoming too predictable. Marianne herself is a strong heroine, opinionated and resilient. My favorite element of the trilogy is the colorful cast of characters, impressive in the intricacies of detail. It is fun to be surprised when people take different paths than one might have expected. The intensity of joy or of disappointment that such surprises inspire is a testimony to just how involving these characters are." --Fairies, French Fries, and Little Baby Kisses "Gribben has penned a fast-paced, intriguing fantasy series. The books are full of mystery and laced with sly wit. Gribben writes with a maturity and sense of humor. I passed the book among my thirteen-year-old daughter and her friends, and it received rave reviews from all. Words like 'awesome, ' 'thrilling, ' and 'wickedly cool' were the most common responses. The only problem for Gribben is that they all want more--and soon. If the author can find the time to pen some more literary magic, she will make many young readers happy. And probably a few moms, too." --Alabama Writers' Forum "The Fairytale Trilogy was an amazing set of stories. These stories had many wonderful and intriguing qualities, and I would recommend them to anyone who loves fairytales and wants something a little different." --Flamingnet "With magical settings and adventures, and told in contemporary language, Gribben presents three fairy tales, all containing [Marianne and her older brother Robin] as they piece together their lives. Each tale is complete in itself but part of one main interlocking plot that tells of Marianne and Robin's search for answers to the mysteries in their lives." --C.J. Bott, VOYA "The stories were really enchanting. [I]t kept me hooked. There was always something going on. It was really fun and entertaining. This would be great for a younger crowd of girls who are interested in fairy tales." --Teens Read Too "I love this book. It combines so many childhood fairytales and puts them in these enticing, humorous, and riveting tales. Gribben does a fantastic job of taking you through the adventures of Marianne and Robin as they rescue a princess in distress, save a fairy kingdom. They make friends that help them through their trials and heartaches and eventually grow up into the type of people anyone can look up to. Fairytales are meant to last a whole life, and this combines many of them to make the story one that anyone would love to read." --Read For Your Future "This is a cute little alternative fairytale with a spunky, self-reliant heroine who has a big soft heart, Marianne. There are three novellas contained within the book, each furthering Marianne's story as she searches for information about her parents and her own identity. Along with her brother Robin and her dragon friend, Leo, Marianne rescues princesses, defeats evil witches and wizards, brings a runaway prince home, gets a magical education, saves Fairyland, and makes lots of new friends." --Wishing Heart "The Fairytale Trilogy by Valerie Gribbon is a snappy, sword-wielding epic chronicling the escapades of Marianne and her dutiful brother Robin . . . Utter hilarity ensues. The most infamous -- though maybe not truest -- hallmark of great literature is the ease with which it displaces biology textbooks and math worksheets as the overachieving highschooler's pocketed tome of choice. The Fairytale Trilogy is one such novel indeed, presently nestled in my bed, comforter billowing. The Trilogy's crowning glory is well-worth the wait, and ties everything together more aptly than an episode of Seinfeld. Overall, a great and heartily recommended read." --LitPickshow more

Rating details

21 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 38% (8)
4 24% (5)
3 29% (6)
2 5% (1)
1 5% (1)

Our customer reviews

The three titles in this trilogy include FAIRYTALE, THE EMPEROR\'S REALM, and THE THREE CROWNS. In the first story, we meet Marianne, who feels out of place at her home. Her \"parents\" are evil, and treat Marianne like she doesn\'t matter. When she learns that she is going to be forced into marriage, she is determined to get away. The rest of the book goes on through adventures Marianne and her long-lost brother, Robin, encounter on their travels. They meet interesting people and fairies along the way. They will learn about their parents, and discover who they really are. The stories were really enchanting. Though it isn\'t the kind of book I normally read (since it is directed towards the younger crowd), it kept me hooked. There was always something going on. In the last section, I was the most engaged, because everything was falling into place for the characters, and then something happened and it\'s like a new story was beginning. It was really fun and entertaining. This would be great for a younger crowd of girls who are interested in fairy tales.show more
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