|TYPE/GENRE:||Fiction, Fantasy/fairy tale|
|SERIES:||Bookania Short Stories|
|RATING:||10 out of 10|
|READ ALOUD:||5 out of 5|
In the depths of Black forest, strange creatures are rumored to exist. Casperl isn't sure he's seen any of them, but he does know that there is a princess trapped on top of an enchanted mountain. Only a true prince can free her. He's certainly not one.
Having met Casperl in the two published novels of The Bookania Quests, I came to this story thinking that I would find out about Casperl's origins. Well, I did... but then again, I didn't. This short story follows Casperl from babyhood to adulthood, but many parts of his history are still a mystery- to be revealed in a future book, Kendra has said.
This story focuses on Casperl and the Mountain Princess, or Doranna, as those who have read the other Bookania books know her- a sweet princess who is brilliant at math, has a fondness for birds and possesses a speech deficiency that makes it a little difficult for anyone meeting her for the first time to understand her. We meet a couple new Bookania characters and one we already know well from Sew, It's a Quest and Do You Take This Quest?.
I enjoyed this story, and would recommend it to anyone who likes fun, quirky fairy tales. It is suitable for children of all ages. I read it aloud to my siblings one afternoon during Christmas break and they loved it.
Doranna covering up the painting of Grumadam.
Every scene with Eric in it. :)
Miss Melody Muffin