Twice upon a Marigold

by Ferris, Jean, 1939-2015

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Since Queen Olympia's fateful fall into the river, newlyweds Christian and Marigold have been living happily ever after. And they had every intention of keeping it that way--until they find out that Olympia may not be as gone as they thought. Turns out Olympia is alive and well in a faraway village, having lost her memory after her ill-timed tumble. But one day she awakes and remembers her previous glory as queen. Accompanied by Lazy Susan (Sleeping Beauty's slacker sister) and Stan Lucasa (a gentleman with a surprising destiny), Olympia returns, determined to take back the kingdom. Yet, thanks to a cast of familiar characters, grabbing the throne may not be as easy as Olympia thinks!
Full of zany humor, this highly anticipated sequel to Once Upon a Marigold will be welcomed by fans everywhere.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Not many novels based on the fairy-tale tradition extend beyond the conventional happy ending, but Once upon a Marigold (2002) was never a conventional example of the genre. In this sequel, which takes place one year later, young Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia are having a minor quarrel when they are suddenly united by a common enemy. Marigold's mother, wicked Queen Olympia, has returned to the neighboring kingdom to the despair of her subjects and her family. Although violence isn't the whole answer to overthrowing Olympia, it never hurts to have the palace guards on your side or, for that matter, a wizard's elephant with an unconventional cure for disagreeableness. Appealing new characters and fresh plot twists give this sequel a life of its own, though fans of the earlier book will enjoy the continuation of its story line, wry humor, and offbeat sense of fun.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wrought in the same whimsical style as Once Upon a Marigold, this sequel to the fractured fairy tale tells what happens after evil Queen Olympia's plot to murder her husband and his daughter Marigold fails. After the queen falls into a river and is presumed dead, she emerges in the village of Granolah suffering from amnesia. The new Olympia, who calls herself Angie, is quite a bit more pleasant than her former self. Unfortunately, her memory returns, and after returning to her kingdom (accompanied by two Granolahans), she soon goes back to her old tricks, scheming to get rid of the king and Marigold. Fans will revel in the author's hilarious warping of fairy-tale conventions and will adore the new characters: Lazy Susan, the disgruntled half-sister of Sleeping Beauty; Mr. Lucasa, master of culinary arts, fashion design and foreign languages; and Hannibal, the white elephant, who literally shakes up the kingdom's power structure. Ages 10-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction.
Princesses -- Juvenile fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
Princesses -- Fiction.
Publisher Orlando :Harcourt,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Audience Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Description 297 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780152063825 (hardcover)
015206382X (hardcover)
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