Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Christian is gaga for Princess Marigold. But he's just a commoner, 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 her own daughter to do it. Can Christian foil her diabolical plans?
 

About Jean Ferris

See more books from this Author
JEAN FERRIS has written more than a dozen novels for young people, including the popular Marigold trilogy. Once Upon a Marigold was named an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing title. Ms. Ferris lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.jeanferris.com.
 
Published June 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 282 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Marigold

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Queen Olympia gets suitable comeuppance, and the festivities are capped by the required revelation that Christian is actually heir to the throne of neighboring Zandelphia.

| Read Full Review of Once Upon a Marigold

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Meanwhile, Marigold's evil mother, Queen Olympia, is plotting to murder both Marigold and her kindly, doting father, King Swithbert.

| Read Full Review of Once Upon a Marigold

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A boy raised by a troll decides to see the world one day and discovers that lovely Princess Marigold, with whom he has corresponded, is about to become betrothed.

| Read Full Review of Once Upon a Marigold

SF Site

Jean Ferris is the author of the novels Love Among the Walnuts and Eight Seconds, both winners of an ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award, and the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.

| Read Full Review of Once Upon a Marigold

Common Sense Media

When Christian discovers a plot against Marigold and her father, he enlists his family to help break out of prison, prevent Marigold's arranged marriage, foil Queen Olympia's murderous plot, reunite several families, and reveal his true and forgotten identity.

Jun 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Once Upon a Marigold

Reader Rating for Once Upon a Marigold
84%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 154 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×