Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Boots and the Glass Mountain

Written by: Claire Martin

First line: Boots was scared.

Why you should read this book: After his two older brothers fail to save the family’s crops from the trolls that devour all their grain on Midsummer’s Night, they doubt that little brother Boots will have the fortitude to overcome the monsters, but Boots girds his courage and, three years running, outwits the threat and wins a fine stallion each year. When the foolish king declares that the man who can ride up a glass mountain will win the hand of his daughter in marriage, Boots has an advantage over all the other knights. A lovely retelling of an old tale with many popular and familiar thematic elements.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You think your youngest sibling is an incompetent dolt who can never surpass you in anything.

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