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The Tenth Kingdom: Do You Believe in Magic?

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  2,016 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Title: Tenth Kingdom Binding: Paperback Author: Kathryn Wesley Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Paperback, 421 pages
Published 2000 by HarperCollinsEntertainment
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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 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
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
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
Deni Johansson
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.

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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
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
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
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 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
Kyria Lockheart
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
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. =)
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.
Paranormal Romance
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
'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
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
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
Eh... That is really just how I feel about this book. Eh....

Parts of this book are great fast moving, keeps you interested, make you want to know what is going to happen next and other parts are like is this over now, this is slow. Unfortunately, the first few chapters fall into the second category with lots of, maybe to much, character development. Due to this I think that far fewer people have read the whole thing that would have. Once you get past that it goes at a nice pace for a bit, then
My opinion might be biased since I absolutely adore the mini-series so much, but this book was amazing! This is the first novelization I've read, and I was pleasantly surprised. It's amazing how the book is almost exactly the same as the show, but I was able to take away so much more after reading.

The first part of the book I found extremely boring. It was exactly like the show, word for word. As the book progressed, though, it went so much deeper than I expected. It was still exactly the same,
Samie Foster
The 10th Kingdom By Kathryn Wesely Smoothie Review

When it comes to films and television, I’m pretty a big fantasy junkie. Tin Man Alice, Neverland, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Stardust. I can’t get enough. But somehow I managed to miss one. It is a ten year old miniseries that was called the 10th Kingdom. How it got by me? I’m not sure. And even though I can’t find the DVD at the moment, I managed to find the book.

So what is The 10th Kingdom? Well in the book, the 10th kingdom is our world. Thoug
Aberwitziges Abenteuer um die Nachfahren bekannter Märchenfiguren. Manchmal etwas plump und einige Charaktere nerven ziemlich, aber alles in allem eine rasante Jagd mit ironischen Seitenhieben auf unsere Welt und coolen Ideen rund um eine Welt nach dem glückseeligen Märchen-Happy-End.

Im Nachhinein habe ich erfahren, dass das Buch auf einer TV-Serie beruht (und nicht wie gewohnt andersrum), was vermutlich die häufigen POV-Wechsel und den oft recht flotten Szenewechsel erklärt.

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I stumbled upon this book in the library. I didn't even know that there is such a book, but I've watched the TV miniseries at least a milion times and I really love them. So I just had to read the book :)

Now, the writing style was not something amazing, but I must say that, except some moments, the book was exactly like the series, which I really liked. It was really easy for me to get into the story (because I've watched the series so many times), but I must say there are a lot of characters in
This was turned into a book because this movie was so successful. It was bland and unrealistic. Not because of the fairytale setting, but because the characters would change into ComPlEtley new people every chapter. Also, it had themes that were unacceptable. Violence is in this book but doesn't really have much of a point to the plot. I would say 80%
It's basically the same as the TV mini series, and because I simply adore the TV version, of course I had to give this 4 stars as well!

There are some minor changes which most likely happened due to changes in the script or something, like the song Virginia sings during the Shepherdess-contest.

I love the intertwining of contemporary characters with traditional fairy tales, imagining what could have happened after the "happily-ever-after" and what kind of world queens like Snow White or Cinderella
This book was good. I really enjoyed it and had I never watched the mini-series I probably would have loved it. However, I did see it when it came out. So, this was a lot like reading a movie that I loved. I knew exactly what was going to happen the whole way through, so it was not as exciting as when I first saw the mini-series. However, I still really liked it and loved hearing from some characters I've loved since I was a kid.
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