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The Little Lame Prince and The Adventures of a Brownie

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Published April 1st 1977 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published January 1st 1948)
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Samantha
Jun 14, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Prince Dolor knows nothing of the world, hidden away in a tower with only a nurse for company. He knows he is a prince, but he does not know what it means, or that he has a kingdom to rule over. It is not fit for a lame prince to rule, for nothing should be wrong with royalty. But as Prince Dolor grows older, he begins to wonder: is there more to life, than his hidden tower?


I wasn’t sure what to expect, when I started reading this book, but I still found myself surprised. This story is written a
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Tortla
Mar 19, 2008 Tortla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody who isn't a chidder
I am not a fan of this Brownie. He's mean. Oh, and also, the book is very sexist and dated. I wouldn't have a problem with it except it keeps on referring to children as "little people" which for some reason annoys me immensely. Maychance because I keep picturing "little people" as in...midgets. Also there are like...a ton of stories in this book in addition to "The Lame Little Prince" and "The Adventures of Brownie" which are all equally as dated and annoying but also appealing in that weird wa ...more
Kasandra
Jul 17, 2012 Kasandra rated it liked it
Fun and charming, delightful illustrations and life lessons, surprising humor, wry observations. Lots of fairy godmothers in this collection of stories, who turn into talking animals and give out magic tools. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did; bought it for .50 at a library sale because it reminded me of the large hardcover or leather-bound children's storybooks with full page color illustrations that I loved as a child (and still do). I'd intended to donate this one after reading, ...more
Tobinsfavorite
Nov 20, 2013 Tobinsfavorite rated it liked it
I wanted to love this book! It started with such promise, but it didn't go where I wanted it to. It's a lovely little thing, nonetheless, even if it's a bit more translucent than I had hoped. (I also hadn't realized that there were two stories in my book, so the ending caught me quite by surprise.)

Now, The Adventures of a Brownie, those are some cute and wicked little tales, just enough mischief for little readers (listeners) without any real harm done. The second half of the volume surpasses th
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Corvinus Maximilus
Sep 03, 2010 Corvinus Maximilus rated it it was amazing
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Dominick
Words like "bland" and "inoffensive" come to mind. The first part, "The Little Lame Prince," is a dragged-out, derivative fairy tale with pretensions to allegory that are not fully realized. The Brownie stories are cute little thinigs about the eponymous sprite and the mild mischief he gets up to. Utterly forgettable.
Mtcarlo38
Excellent - excellent reading start to finish ... recommended for all ages
Kathy Kattenburg
Jun 17, 2012 Kathy Kattenburg rated it it was amazing
I read this book over and over as a young child. I still have it, and it's one of the very few original copies of books I read as a child that I still have.
Rebekah
Jan 29, 2013 Rebekah rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Very cute. I love any story with a brownie in it. :)
Artifice Magazine
Jan 26, 2010 Artifice Magazine rated it it was amazing
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Charming and lovely.
R.
May 27, 2012 R. rated it it was amazing
Charming and lovely.
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