Once Upon a Marigold
Age group: Ages 8-12
Happily-ever-after turned upside down, inside out, and completely over the top! Christian is
gaga for Princess Marigold. He's just a commoner, though, and no match for royalty. Heck, he
lives in a cave with a troll! And now he's discovered another reason to put his love-soggy
heart on ice: Queen Olympia is scheming to take over the kingdom--and she ll bump off
Marigold to do it! Can Chris foil her diabolical plans?
At first, this book was a little bit boring, and I have to say, as it went along, it got better.
Maybe at first it wasn't exactly very interesting, but towards teh middle of teh book you
start getting to the point. I thought the cover of 'Once Upon A Marigold' symbolized the
whole entire story;a pigeon (symbolizing the main character and how he p-mailed)
shimmering rock crystals (from the main characters cave-castle) and a Marigold,
symbolizing another character. The plot was basically a retelling of a 'happily ever after'
story, except with a brand new twist in it. Iliked the characters;I could understand how they
felt, their unique qualities and traits. The description was wonderful, and just about
everything else was perfect.
Plot-dog (4 stars)
Characters:-cat (5 stars)
Suspense-hamster (3 stars)
Ending-cat (5 stars)
Cover-cat (5 stars)
Setting/Description-cat (5 stars)