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A Fairly Fairy Tale

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Here's a little secret: Sometimes the dragon saves the princess from the princes...

In the kingdom of Marshwood, everybody lives happily ever after – orphans, stepmothers, everybody. King Wesick and Queen Mattea are wise and beloved rulers, even if the queen is a terrible cook. The adventurous Prince Nolan is such a good stepbrother that he doesn’t mind Princess Littagale i
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Paperback, 181 pages
Published December 20th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mary
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I rarely laugh out loud when I read humorous books, but A Fairly Fairy Tale had me chuckling and even guffawing time and again. I appreciated the mixture of a 10th century tale with the modern references, the many connections to popular fairy tales, and the uncharacteristic talents of the Princess Littagale. The author’s creation of Tor the Intolerable and the motivation behind his name is another reason to appreciate this story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Fairly Fairy Tale.
TDCbookreviews
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would like to first off to say that I started reading this with my seven year old and while it did hold her attention for a couple of nights, I could tell she wasn't ready for it. It was a fantastic read though and will definitely keep it for future use, when she gets older. I finished reading this book just yesterday and it has such an amazing concept. It takes the normal fairy tale and twists into a bright new idea.

Keeping in mind that this is a children's book, I loved that the author used
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Challa Fletcher
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it
The princess is captured by the evil dragon but rescued bravely by the prince. Her father is so grateful he gives his kingdom over to the prince and everyone lives happily ever after . . . Not quite. Sometimes the princess wants to be captured to avoid all the kingdom hungry prince. Sometimes a princess needs an adventure of her own. And that is just what Littagale gets when her mother arranged to have the same dragon who “captured” her to capture Littagale. While tucked away for safe keeping, L ...more
Trina
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
This book took a different spin on fairy tales. The dragon wasn’t the ‘bad guy’ in this story. In fact, he was an ally to the queens. When it came time for Littagale to marry, she begged her parents not to make her marry somebody she didn’t love. Her parents devised a plan – one that had been used by many queens.
The dragon kidnapped Littagale and took him back to his lair. The lair actually consisted of very comfortable living quarters decorated and stocked by the queens before Littagale. It wa
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Jel Jeffery
Feb 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Well perhaps I am missing something here, but I found this book quite poor. If you want an overview of the storyline you will find it in the other reviews. I would rather not force myself to revisit the nightmare.
Aside from the awful grammar, the lack of any structure at all, the constant need to describe everything that is mentioned in a secondary school english homework style, the terrible mix of modern urban dictionary slang in a book about fairies and the totally empty, unlikeable character
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Sara Lawson
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I thought this would be very similar to Patricia Wrede's Dealing With Dragons, a longtime favorite of mine. But this story had some surprisingly unique moments. Since when is the stepmother kind and loving toward her stepdaughter? (Who cares if she can't cook!) Add that to a stepbrother who isn't jealous when his stepsister inherits the throne, several spunky heroines, talking animals, and a lactose intolerant dragon (who clearly shouldn't eat cows) and readers are in for a less-than-co ...more
Laura Massman
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Didn't think I'd like...ended up loving it

Loved the touches of humor and everything else about this book I was smiling all the way through this book.
Isabel Campos
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story for anyone that loves dragons. Loved the way it was written.
Sunshine Somerville
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

A Fairly Fairy Tale is an adventure fantasy for preteens written and illustrated by Sunshine Somerville. Once upon a time, there was a princess who would one day rule her father's kingdom. This alone would have made her rather special, but Princess Littagale was a different sort of princess altogether. Although she was nineteen years old, she definitely wasn't ready to get married yet. Littagale wanted her own adventure and didn't think it at all fair
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Billy Buttons
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW
26th December, 2016
TITLE: A Fairly Fairy Tale
AUTHOR: Sunshine Somerville
Star Rating: 4.5

Stats:
Cover: 7/10
Story/Plot: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Editing: 9/10

CATCHY QUOTE
‘Wonderfully witty and charming in every way. Highly recommended.’ A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

REVIEW
There are many wonderful elements to this story but by far the best is the fact it is different. Being a parent, I often feel exasperated by the endless Disney films full of big-eyed, ridiculously skinny
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LitPick Student Book Reviews
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nineteen-year-old princess who only wants to travel the world is forced into waiting for the winning prince in the games to be her husband. But maybe her stepmother has a way out. Maybe there is a way out of waiting for the strongest prince to win her. Maybe there is a way she can marry someone of value. Maybe it involves a sneaky, old, tired but kind dragon. But maybe the person she loves was always right in front of her.

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I thought this was a good book. The plot was genius and original
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Yasmeen
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaways
For disclosure purposes, I received an advanced copy through Goodreads' Giveaways.

I'm sure if I tried, I could make this a long-winded review. But I'll save us all, and just say that this was a cute and quirky read all the way around. The storyline was unique and charming, and the dry, sarcastic, and wry humor of Tor was a show-stealer.

(There were a few spelling and grammatical inconsistencies, but a final round of editing will easily rectify that.)

Great read!
Barbara
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book will take you back to your childhood. It is a delightful fairy tale that will entertain and enchant you. It definitely will have you rooting for the dragon. Dragons can be so misunderstood.
Pat
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story. Light hearted and fun for all ages. It really makes you rethink some of the behind the scenes action f I'm your favorite old-time fairy tales.
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Sunshine Somerville is a Science Fantasy author who loves blending genres. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine.  Originally from the beachy side of Michigan, she now lives in the Detroit area with her husband, two fur babies, and one human daughter. 
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