The Seven Tales of Trinket (Hardcover)
After her mother’s death, Trinket leaves home on a quest to find her father and to win the right to call herself a storyteller. (9-12)
— From Fantasy
Guided by a tattered map, accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, and inspired by the storyteller's blood that thrums through her veins, eleven-year-old Trinket searches for the seven stories she needs to become a bard like her father, who disappeared years before. She befriends a fortune-telling gypsy girl; returns a child stolen by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a banshee and receives a message from a ghost; helps a village girl outwit--and out-dance--the Faerie Queen; travels beyond the grave to battle a dastardly undead Highwayman; and meets a hound so loyal he fights a wolf to the death to protect the baby prince left in his charge. All fine material for six tales, but it is the seventh tale, in which Trinket learns her father's true fate, that changes her life forever.
The Seven Tales of Trinket is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
About the Author
Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of the Good Knight series of picture books and easy readers, including Good Night, Good Knight. In addition to writing books, she works as an elementary teacher and as a professional storyteller. The Seven Tales of Trinket is her first middle-grade novel. Ms. Thomas lives in Oceanside, California.
"Thomas offers an impressive debut novel in which she weaves seven compelling stories together with narrative power and considerable grace."—Booklist, starred
"Thomas (the Good Knight series) spins tales worthy of her heroine’s aspirations in this nimbly structured collection of seven magical adventures that build into a highly rewarding story.”--Publishers Weekly, starred
“…what stands out most is Trinket’s clear voice and loving heart, both of which will endear her to readers.” —Kirkus, starred
"The accessible format will appeal to readers who like their fantasy not too scary, and the flow of the narrative lends itself to being read aloud." -- School Library Journal