Title: Enchanted. Author: Alethea Kontis. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Publication. Summary and reviews of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, plus links to a book excerpt from Enchanted and author biography of Alethea Kontis. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child.
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An absolute MUST-have for anyone who likes or just appreciates fairytales at all, but even if you don’t, I’d recommend this book anyways!
The eldest son, Jack, had, long ago, gone to work at the palace where, so the story goes, he had been cursed in punishment for kicking Prince Rumbold’s dog. I enjoyed that at first but after a while it felt a little like overkill. I just didn’t like Enchanted. Fairytales are supposed to revolve around circumstances that are unnatural, for lack of a better word.
Enchanted is one of those books that tries too hard. I believed this to be a re-telling of the Frog Prince, yet what it proved to be was far more cluttered.
View all 6 comments. The brilliant Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier really raised the bar as far as frog-prince stories are concerned.
The goose somehow survives this and is sewn up by Friday, good as new. We only keep the scars we choose to keep. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
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Sunday is a lovely character. Enchanted is a magical and wondrous story that will make readers forget about reality and transport them far away to a fascinating kingdom and to experience one of the most beautiful an Read more of my reviews at Dazzling Reads “My name is Sunday Woodcutter, and I am doomed to a happy life.
When I read kpntis the short story on which this novel is based, I was charmed. Trivia About Enchanted Woodcu Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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The father-daughter relationship was sweet too. Tuesday who was graceful and loved to dance, died after putting on a new pair of shoes charmed by her mother and which caused her to dance herself to death. Rumbold’s fairy godmother and Aunt Joy’s sisterSorrow, who enables the king. Joy spends the first half of the book doing nothing and the second half doing everything, a nearly literal dea ex machina.
Jack and Thursday’s fate and stories are mentioned several times for no apparent reason.
As the story progresses, you begin to realize that things are never explained, don’t make any sense, or just make you head smoke trying enchanter pull a semblance of sense of it. Velius and Rumbold both get sloshed a few times. The people of Arilland sang so many songs, and told so many tales, about fearless, crazy Jack.
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It was sweetly realistic. The temptation is there, and he took it. Buy the selected items together This item: My brain was not up for this. It was a lighthearted fairytale that okntis pretend to be weightier than it was, and it was just a really fun story. If your true love has left leaving only a shoe, is that really the size of the hole in your heart?
Where he had chosen life, for her. When she meets and befriends Grumble the frog near her house she has no idea that he is actually Rumbold, the crown prince under the effects of a curse!
Some other reviewers have remarked that it can feel too crowded, and I have to agree that towards the end there was a bit of this. See all 10 questions about Enchanted….