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The Tenth Kingdom: Do You Believe in Magic?

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Title: Tenth Kingdom Binding: Paperback Author: Kathryn Wesley Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Paperback, 421 pages
Published 2000 by HarperCollinsEntertainment
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Lindsey This book is a novelization of the miniseries. It ends with the same scene--in Central Park after the coronation--as the final episode of the…moreThis book is a novelization of the miniseries. It ends with the same scene--in Central Park after the coronation--as the final episode of the miniseries.(less)
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Jun 09, 2013 Susana rated it really liked it

3,5 stars

If i could rate the series, more accurately Simon Moore's screenplay, i would give it a five star rating!

This story at the time _ more than ten years ago _ rocked my world! LOL

Up until today, that miniseries is probably my all time favourite fantasy series!

The contemporary mixed with the fairy tales retellings, was right up my alley. The main couple was adorable, especially WOLF...the actor really did an amazing job!
Jul 15, 2008 Liana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Liana by: Brother
The 10th Kingdom was actually a miniseries first, with this novel adaptation briefly printed as a pack-in for the boxed set. And while the film version is easily better than the book, that doesn't mean the book is terrible. After all, it features a hillarious and lovable cast of characters and an immersing fairy-tale plot that will satisfy hard core fantasy fans. But the writing in the book is more functional than poetic, and when there is a movie version out there, it doesn't make much sense no ...more
Jul 10, 2010 Phair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this prior to the time I kept a written book journal so I can only rely on memory. The mini-series blew my mind [I still am wont to burst into "we will shear you" at odd moments:] and became an instant obsession [joined on-line discussion groups, Scott Cohen fanclub, the whole deal:] so of course I had to read the novelization. Don't recall that it added much to the experience- no added depth of characterization, etc- just a pretty faithful version of the script. No other fantasy mini-seri ...more
I was torn between 4 and 5 stars for this book, but the fact that I am pretty rabid to get my grabby hands on the mini series not to mention make icons pushes me over the edge.

Your standard normal girl finds herself thrown into a not-so-normal world and finds out that she is possibly more than the nobody she thought. Or something like that. ;)

The humor really endeared it to me as well.

A friend (Juushika) had mentioned this book on her journal, and quoted the same quote I am going to site below.
Dec 09, 2013 Margarita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i have all the (3) movies
this isn't like any other fairy tale that you hear of
it actually has most of them combined
this has awesome characters
adventure that you wont expect
mirrors like other stories
a human wolf (that acts his part out really well)
and a lot more that you should read for yourselves
I can still remember when i watched this series for the first time. It was on VHS, and it was around 11 at the time.
I actually just brought it again, but this time on dvd. It's been ages since i saw it last, but when i did re-watch it this time, i realized how much i had missed it and i just fell in love with it over-again.

On tv now, there is Once Upon a Time. T10K has been closely linked with OUAT, saying it's the same, but it really isn't. You watch once upon a time, and it all fake with the
Cheryl Gatling
Cute. Fluffy. Silly. That's what I thought when I started to read this book. I picked it up at the used book sale without knowing anything about it. Turns out it's a "novelization" of a TV miniseries. The show came first, and the book after. A magic mirror allows people to pass between the fairy tale world and New York City. Some trolls, a prince in the shape of a dog, and a humanoid wolf come into New York. They take back with them the bumbling super of an apartment building (Tony) and his wait ...more
Deni Johansson
Aug 20, 2008 Deni Johansson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was looking for something along the line of Princess Bride, and I found this-- though set in modern day New York. It has lots of twists and turns and more humor. The movie is pretty good, too.

Aug 04, 2015 Sydney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Meine Meinung:
Ich weiß, einige möchten mich jetzt sicher lynchen, weil sie dieses Buch lieben und nicht verstehen, dass es mir leider nicht so ging. Zu meiner Verteidigung – ich wollte es auch lieben, aber die ständigen Sichtweisenwechsel haben es mir schwer gemacht eine Verbindung zu den Charakteren aufzubauen oder in die Handlung einzutauchen.
Vor allem hat es mich gestört, dass auch oft aus der Sichtweise des lahmarschigen Vaters oder von den Bösen gesch
Sep 30, 2011 Leenchen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Einzelner, in sich abgeschlossener Roman!

Das Zehnte Königreich basiert auf einer vierteiligen TV-Serie, die in den USA sehr erfolgreich war und zu Weihnachten 2001 erstmals im deutschen Fernsehen ausgestrahlt wurde.

Inhalt: In dieser Geschichte geht es vor allem um eine Reise und die damit einhergehenden Veränderungen, Erkenntnissen und Abenteuer. Virginia, ihr Vater Toni treffen auf den verzauberten Prinzen Wendell (Hund) und dem Mischling Wolf. Von Trollen, Jägermann und der bösen Stiefmutter v
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
"The 10th Kingdom" is the best miniseries EVER! No other miniseries compares.

Anyway, I saw this book at a used bookstore and I got it. Overall, the book is exactly like the miniseries: Virgina and Tony get trapped in the 9 Kingdoms and they have to save Prince Wendell while also try and find their way back home. Plus, adorable Wolf/Virginia romance, yah! A lot of the dialogue is word for word. What I did find interesting was that the book contained a lot of scenes that were either deleted, exten
Angie Rhodes
Aug 30, 2013 Angie Rhodes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this, after watching the series on Sky. and it is a really good read,
A very different take on all the fairy stories, we listened to and read, as children.
Nothing is as it seems
If you like the series, Grimm., and Once Upon a Time, then this is the book, you will want to read, A young woman, and father, are transported. by accident, while looking for their missing mother, and wife, to a the land of Fairy Tales, the 10th Kingdom!!!
While traveling through the Kingdom, they come upon, A Bi
I'd actually only give it 2.5 stars. I absolutely love the mini-series, but this just didn't do it justice. While it is largely the same, I found many of the small changes unnecessary, and jarring. I did not enjoy the writing, and the parts the author came up with on their own (i.e. the characters' inner monologues) seemed very one-dimensional. I did not feel they managed to capture the essence of the characters at all. As a huge fan of "the 10th Kingdom", it was still an enjoyable read, but the ...more
I loved it on TV and I loved it even more on paper. I really, really love this story. We tend to forget that original fairy tales are sometimes cruel and that the ending is not always as happy as can be. I love the world that is created here, those Nine Kingdoms are each special in their way. I'm particularly fond of Snow White and Cinderella and their status of legend for their people. As to the different characters, I think I'm in love with Wolf and Prince Wendell both. Virginia is sometimes a ...more
Jun 18, 2015 Whitney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
An almost exact adaptation of the miniseries. I only bought this because I loved the show so much.
Apr 24, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hilarious light-hearted read.
Kyria Lockheart
Nov 21, 2014 Kyria Lockheart rated it it was amazing
OH MY, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE and I mean LOVE this book! There are so many great characters from Virgina who you instantly fall into her steps and join the adventure with her. Imagine going through so many mirrors to enter another kingdom, to her father who is like the kinda greedy, clutsy and always causing mischief without meaning too. Then there is The trolls that each have a personality three siblings and one father and they work with the evil queen. The trolls have shoes that can make you invisi ...more
Apr 04, 2016 Bad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love fairytales, so this book satisfied me completely. I had seen the movie on Hallmark (and now own it) and that is why I purchased the novel. The writing isn't prize-worthy (as with any book based on a movie), but if you love fairytales like me, this will do it for you. I will certainly read this again in the future. For me it's a feel-good book, with wonderful, quirky characters. It is a novel with dark and light sides, and a well balanced one at that.
Jan 11, 2016 Hareton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Worum es geht:

Virginia fährt mit dem Fahrrad auf dem Weg zur Arbeit einen Hund um. Dieser entpuppt sich als Prinz Wendell, der vor Trollen und einem Wolf geflüchtet ist und dabei durch einen Spiegel fiel. Seine böse Stiefmutter hat ihren Hund in seinen Körper verpflanzt und versucht damit nun, die 9 Königreiche einzunehmen. Virginia und ihr Vater Tony müssen sie aufhalten, sonst ist die Märchenwelt verloren.

Meine Meinung:

Ich mag dieses Buch wirklich gerne. Wer wollte nicht schon immer wissen, wi
Deidre(Dee) ~ Johnny's Grandma ~
The 10th Kingdom is a contemporary drama, set in a world where fairy tales, folklore, and traditional myths come to life. This story follows the fortunes of Virginia, and her father Tony, who unwittingly find themselves in the fantasy world of The Nine Kingdoms, where they must save a prince from the clutches of his evil stepmother, and restore him to the throne.
Elley Murray
In the reverse of what is normally true, this is a novelization of the movie The 10th Kingdom (rather than being the book the movie was based on). Much of the dialogue is word for word, but I think I might have a slight preference for the book because my brain makes Wolf MUCH more suave and debonair then the people who made the movie did. I lurve Wolf. =)
Dec 19, 2007 Pamela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, fairy-tales
This is a novelization, which I usually avoid like the plague, but I adore the miniseries, so I thought I'd give it a try. As far as novelizations go, it's not bad. The writing could use some serious polishing, but it gives some nice insight into the story, and it's a fun read.
May 17, 2016 Deanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, when I started this book I kind of hated it. It was word for word from the mini-series and it seemed to lack any creativity or originality and it drove me crazy, but the more I read it the more it kind of grew and got it's own pace and feel (thankfully!!) I ended up absolutely loving it. The Tenth Kingdom is such a beautiful fairytale and being able to read it out in full really was worth it. I don't know how it'd be without having the visualization of all the characters and eve ...more
Jan 02, 2016 Leona rated it it was amazing
Ah...this was such an awesome book to read into the new year! I've owned the series for a while now, and so I may be a little bias when it comes to this novelization, but given that I finished it in under a week, I'd say it's a really good read! With all my favorite parts of the series written down I expected it to pretty much be a copy of the show, but the author has actually added in little snippets of new information, peoples thoughts and feelings over situations that weren't portrayed within ...more
Sep 05, 2015 Tanja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013, review
>>Diese Rezension und viele mehr findet ihr auch hier:

Eigentlich hat sich die junge Virginia bereits damit abgefunden, dass ihr in ihrem Leben wohl nie ein Abenteuer passieren wird. Sie lebt gemeinsam mit ihrem Vater in einem Apartmenthaus nahe des Central Park in New York, in dem ihr Vater Tony, seinem verhassten Job als Hausmeister nachgeht. Abends kellnert sie in einem Restaurant nahe des Parks - und dennoch sehnt sie sich danach, im Lebe
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A woman, who’s lost her mother as a young child and now forced to work hard at her jobs in order to support her childish lazy father, suddenly finds herself thrust into another world full of magic and mythology. The hero, a werewolf who’s been hired by the evil queen to kill the heroine, is instantly stunned by his prey and her beauty and knows that not only could he never kill her but he wants her for himself. The heroine starts off strongly disliking the hero as he’s very aggressive with his a ...more
Tabitha Spear
Feb 22, 2015 Tabitha Spear rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The 10th Kingdom' is a book written based on a Hallmark mini-series event. Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm judging me too. But it's ok! The book is a great quick fantastical read. I read it years ago and then lent it to someone and never got it back. I had forgotten all about it, and then I happened to find it at Goodwill for 75 cents and couldn't resist. I read it in a day and felt limited shame. This is about a young woman named Virginia who is living this boring kind of sedentary life in New York Ci ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After having just re-read this and watched the miniseries I feel that a review is in order!

The 10th Kingdom is a fantasy drama that incorporates the known and beloved Grimm's Fairy Tales along with modern New York. The story begins with two separate plot lines of Virginia and Tony in New York and Prince Wendell in the 4th Kingdom in a different (maybe parallel) universe which inevitably intertwine to tell the story of the 10th Kingdom.

The story opens with Virginia Lewis and her father, Tony who
Jan 25, 2011 Anna-Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Awesome mix beteween fantasy and fairy tale! I already knew the movie to this book but I really, really enjoyed the book and the wonderful characters!

** German Review ***

Virginia ist Kellnerin in einem kleinen New Yorker Restaurant nahe dem Central Park. Sie lebt zusammen mit ihrem Vater Tony, einem Hausmeister und Loser, in einer kleinen Wohnung. Manchmal träumt sie davon eine Märchenprinzessin zu sein, doch die Realität holt sie immer wieder ein. Bis sie eines Tages mit einem Hund im Park zusa
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