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The Seven Tales of Trinket

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  470 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Square Fish (first published September 4th 2012)
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May 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect for the young (or young at heart) who hold within them the love for a good story. Shelley Moore Thomas’ The Seven Tales of Trinket is the tale of a journey and the makings of a story lass. After the sad death of her mother, Trinket is set on striking out to find her father who disappeared from their lives years previously. Her father, James the Bard, was known throughout the land as a handsome and talented bard, who played the harp splendidly and had hundreds of tales for the telling to ...more
Ilana Waters
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a unique and original book that combines old-world storytelling with a modern heroine's gumption. I'm a big fan of the sly humor, and the sparse (yet elegant) prose. I also loved the way the author broke up certain paragraphs by putting them on a single line--very impactful. The interactions with Thomas the Pig Boy provided the perfect amount of comic relief. The continuity of themes, motifs, and certain characters was masterful.

But the constant scene breaks seemed to make the prose u
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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
Emily Masters
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, 2018, sequoyah
I would have given this one five stars if it hadn’t been for the oh-so-predictable ending. I do love a good cliche and happy ending but this one was just a little too much.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Morgan by: Review Magazine
I think I may have fallen in love with The Seven Tales of Trinket, something I did not expect to do! The language throughout the seven tales is lovely, and it's easy, throughout the start and end of the book, to get caught up in the magical happenings.

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.

The most interesting character was surely the father. Anyone who can tell a good story is usually a person to be credited.

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
Stephanie Thornton
The Seven Tales of Trinket is a truly magical story of seven fairy tales, told through the eyes of young Trinket as she searches for her father. My daughter loved Trinket and I got a kick out of Thomas the Pig Boy. The tales were wonderfully woven together and really made me look forward to reading to my daughter at bedtime. She loved this book so much I'm pretty sure she'll end up re-reading it to herself very soon!
Cinnamon OP
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi niña interior lo disfrutó con alegría, cuando lo leía senti calma y mi imaginación se desbordó. Es una historia bonita y conmovedora, con lecciones distintas entrecruzadas que la convierten en un libro encantador que deja una huella de fantasía en tu mente, te recuerda que la imaginación es indispensable para una mente sana. No menciono nada de la trama, porque mencionar arruina el encanto, así como describir un lugar que fuera secreto. Ampliamente recomendado
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the obvious Celtic Folktale research.
Tess Hilmo
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been in my TBR pile for too long - and I don't know why it took me so long to get to it but I adored it. A really wonderful middle grade read.
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