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Book of a Thousand Days

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Shannon Hale is a hit-and-miss author. The Goose Girl remains one of my favourite children’s books, but its sequels had considerably less wow factor. The Book of a Thousand Days is Hale back on top form.

Shannon Hale is a hit-and-miss author. The Goose Girl remains one of my favourite children’s books, but its sequels had considerably less wow factor. The Book of a Thousand Days is Hale back on top form.

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I cannot believe I had this GEM untouched on my bookshelf for so long---why, why am I an idiot?? Awww, it was so cute, and lovely, and emotional, and fairytale-like! What am I saying? This isn't just fairytale-like, this IS in fact a fairytale retold, and the original is called "Maid Maleen" by the Brothers Grimm. It basically tells the story of two girls, one a princess (not really a princess, but the daughter of a very rich and powerful lord) the other one her maid, who get imprisoned in a tower because the princess refuses to marry this evil guy. A few years later they manage to escape and find out everyone in the kingdom is dead -- so they travel to a neighbour kingdom and start working in the kitchen of another powerful lord's house, but this one is kind and lovely and everything a woman wants in a man. The original story has the princess as the protagonist, but Shannon made the maid the heroine of Book of a Thousand Days, and I have to say IT WORKED.