The Seven Tales of Trinket
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-telling gypsy girl; returns a child stolen by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a
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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 2012.and that it received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Despite all of this book's accolades, I was surp ...more
I followed Trinket as she journeyed away from her life as a semi-orphaned lonely soul with only the company of a Pig Boy, to a Story Lass with the confidance to enthrall an audience with her harp and recognizes family in her companion, Thomas.
Fairies are tricky, and I'm glad they were successfully evaded.
There's a lot of things to be remembered in this book, that might be useful if you run into some of the situations. It might be good to keep as a handbook, or somewhere close like on your mantle if you've got one. Good job I've got a copy, I've finally just recollected the pages of this book that were thrown ...more
Shelley Moore Thomas’s THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET is an old-timey story that weaves an assortment of Celtic folklore into Trinket’s journey of self-discovery. Trinket and her young friend, Thomas, earn their way and sometimes make their escape ...more
f you are a quester in pursuit of the next good read for your child, your hunt begins and ends right here. The Seven Tales of Trinket is no trifle; it’s a small treasure filled with seven interconnected timeless tales of fantasy, adventure, and suspense that collectively form a whole. You’ll feel transported to another time and place, as if you are gathered ’round the fire listening to the tales of a traveling storyteller. Like the bards in her tales, ...more
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Ah, now that was a satisfying story. This is another entry into the "story over characters" group, but being fairy tale based that's hardly a surprise or drawback.
There's an overarching story that wraps up well in the final tale, but the narrative focus is more like The Jungle Book, where a series of short stories ...more
I really liked the separation of the story into seven s ...more
When Trinket’s mother dies leaving her alone in the world she decides to set out in search of her father who left when she was six. Together with her friend Thomas, Trinket will have seven adventures and gather seven stories guaranteed to enchant anyone who hears them.
I really enjoyed this book. Trinket and Thomas are fun and endearing characters, and the lessons they learn about friendship and family are priceless. This story is full of adv ...more
It follows a girl named Trinket as she and her friend Thomas attempt to find her father; James the Bard. Trinket hopes to become a bard herself, so she is also trying to collect at least seven tales. This would allow her to stay in one town for an entire week. Along the way they encounter Gypsies, seal-people, a banshee ...more
I did think this was definitely a lower-middle-grade book; it read a little more ...more
Storytelling is heart of this story--and what gives this story its heart. The author includes a folkloric elements into a tale that ...more
Maybe it's the storyteller in me,
but I suspect it's the fan-of-good-books in me as well.
How far would you go to find your father? Would you battle banshees? Remove a sleeping selkie's seal skin?
Chase a highwayman into the land of the dead? Trinket does all that and more in this book. With her trusty friend Thomas she sets off on an adventure to find out what happened to her storytelling Dad. Along the way she collects stories and songs of her own, hoping she ca ...more