The Amaranth enchantment

by Berry, Julie, 1974-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Plum Community Library Young Adult Audio YA PL FIC BER
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audio
 
Call Number  YA PL FIC BER
 
 
Summary
The Amaranth Enchantment
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Intriguing characters, fine plotting, and a richly worked narrative carry the reader into Lucinda's vaguely medieval world. Orphaned as a small child when her wealthy parents were killed in a carriage accident, Lucinda has grown to the age of 15 as the maidservant in her goldsmith uncle's home, suffering abuse at the hands of his wife. Life changes quickly for Lucinda after her uncle dies when she attempts to complete an errand to return a strange glowing stone to a woman locally known as the Amaranth Witch. A street thief, the local Prince Charming, a goat with the manners of a loving dog, and an evil chief justice are among the characters who complicate and enrich Lucinda's life as she discovers her own past and the otherworldliness of Beryl, the amaranth lady. Tamora Pierce fans will particularly appreciate Berry's smoothly rendered first novel, where magic and historically accurate courtly rites are balanced with Lucinda's maturing sense of independence, fate, and self.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Berry's enticing debut novel teems with romance, danger and suspense. Lucinda, a 15-year-old orphan, leads a miserable existence as a servant until she gains possession of an unusual stone belonging to Beryl, a reputed witch. As luck would have it, the gem is stolen and sold to a prince before Lucinda even realizes it is gone. Most of the plot centers on Lucinda's adventures trying to retrieve the stone from the prince, with whom she predictably falls in love. Fantasy buffs will delight in the author's playful use of fairy tale conventions-unlike Cinderella, Lucinda has the good sense to retrieve her lost slipper after attending a ball ("I considered leaving it there, but one footfall in my stocking feet on the cold granite changed my mind"). But the book's main appeal comes from the revelations of many secrets and unexpected twists, including the truth about Beryl. Lucinda has to work harder than most such heroines to acquire her happily-ever-after ending, but her efforts eventually pay off, while leaving readers with enough unanswered questions to set imaginations spinning. Ages 10-14. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fantasy.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Princes -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] : Prince Frederick, MD :Playaway Digital Audio ;2010
[Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC :
[Manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ciulla, Celeste.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Celeste Ciulla.
Audience 12 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Recorded Books, LLC, p2010.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781440785375
1440785376
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