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The Two Princesses of Bamarre (original 2004; edition 2001)

by Gail Carson Levine

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Title:The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Authors:Gail Carson Levine
Info:Scholastic (2001), Paperback, 241 pages
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The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine (2004)

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I enjoyed this even more than I thought I would. It did get off to a slow start but the adventure was exciting and, in appropriate bits, funny. I loved the lonely lady dragon Vollys. It was neat that the sorcerers are a different race of being. The author showed special talent by writing a quasi-religious epic to give this world real depth. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
A story about two sister princesses, one who is brave and one who is timid. the brave one gets sick and her timid sister has to save her. basically a story of overcoming ones fears. good for fourth grade and up.
  bzittlosen | Dec 17, 2014 |
The Two Princesses of Bamarre is another classic by Gail Carson Levine. In this tale, Levine takes from the plot of the 12 princesses and 12 princes to tell a story about 2 princesses and how they overcame their struggles. Princess Addie is the younger sister to Princess Meryl, a tough and adventurous, but also protective big sister. However, when Meryl gets the Grey Death, is it up to Princess Addie to find the cure and save her sister. ( )
  SimoneAlexis | Sep 29, 2014 |
It started slow, the characters didn't interest me much at first. But thankfully it got better, good chara development, fast paced more adventure and a nice twist. 3/5 ( )
  JazMinderr | Jul 31, 2014 |
Good fairy tale story. Not as good as Ella Enchanted, but in my opinion better than most of Levine's other recent fairy tale stories. Younger readers will really enjoy. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 9, 2014 |
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Epigraph
Out of a land laid waste
To a land untamed,
Monster ridden,
The lad Drualt led
A ruined, ragtag band.
In his arms, tenderly,
He carried Bruce,
The child king,
First ruler of Bamarre.
Dedication
To Joan Abelove, my pal on this fine wild ride - a million thanks - G.C.L.
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So begins Drualt, the epic poem of Bamarre's greatest hero, our kingdom's ideal.
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a very heart warming and adventerous book. It tells about two sister's and their lives together and how it is seperated by a deathly disease.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 006440966X, Paperback)

After stealing the hearts of middle-grade girls with her delightful Newbery Honor-winning Cinderella retelling, Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine here creates a fairy tale of her own and gives it a characteristic grrrl-power twist. Twelve-year-old Addie admires her older sister Meryl, who aspires to rid the kingdom of Bamarre of gryphons, specters, and ogres. Addie, on the other hand, is fearful even of spiders and depends on Meryl for courage and protection. Waving her sword Bloodbiter, the older girl declaims in the garden from the heroic epic of Drualt to a thrilled audience of Addie, their governess, and the young sorcerer Rhys. But when Meryl falls ill with the dreaded Gray Death, Addie must gather her courage and set off alone on a quest to find the cure and save her beloved sister. Addie takes the seven-league boots and magic spyglass left to her by her mother and the enchanted tablecloth and cloak given to her by Rhys--along with a shy declaration of his love. She prevails in encounters with tricky specters (spiders too) and outwits a wickedly personable dragon in adventures touched with romance and a bittersweet ending. Young fans of princess stories will gobble this one up. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell

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With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.

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