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The Willow Tree's Daughter (Floramonde #1)

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With a king for a father and a tree spirit for a mother, Betony is a reluctant princess who prefers the simple, outdoor life. This is the story of her life at the palace, her adventures with wizards, hobgoblins, unicorns and dragons, and her love for the gardener's apprentice.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Allen & Unwin
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Sep 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of fine fantasy for young readers
Shelves: childrensfiction
I actually read a section of this book before it was published. A short story that became the final chapter of "The Willow Tree's Daughter" was published in the NSW School Magazine, where I was a member of the editorial team.

"The Willow Tree's Daughter" is a perfect fantasy for middle-school aged kids. It's witty and wise and inventive, and it turns some fairy tale conventions on their head—while holding them in the deepest of respect and understanding.

The titular character, Betony, is the daugh
I read this series when I was about 9 and I still adore it.
Just re read this for the first time in at least 11 years. How. Effing. Magical.
And a huge congratulations to Pamela Freeman for writing books to inspire mighty girls to think and stand up for themselves. Princess Betony is an amazing role model.
Nov 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This was a really sweet book, and would recommend this to all ages. Its about a dryad(tree spirit) that falls in love with a king, when they have a child she is not told her mothers past but still longs to adventure, a truly beautiful novel.
This was a great little story for early readers of fantasy. An easy read, uncomplicated, and nicely innocent for young readers. Perfect for kids who enjoyed the "Enchanted Forest Chronicles" by Patricia Wrede.
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Pamela Freeman is an Australian author of books for both adults and children. Most of her work is fantasy but she has also written mystery stories, science fiction, family dramas and non-fiction. Her first adult series, the Castings Trilogy (Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle) is published globally by Orbit books. She is best known in Australia for the junior novel Victor’s Quest and an associ ...more
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