Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valiant by Sarah McGuire - ESSENTIAL

McGuire, Sarah Valiant, 384 p. Egmont, JUNE 2015.  $17.  Content: G.  

Saville’s life with Father contains no joy.  He has no love to spare her, instead pouring everything into his craft of tailor.  On their journey to the king’s city, the Tailor is gravely injured and it is Saville who must continue his work because Father is a bedridden invalid.  If she could only get a commission from the king, she can keep both them alive, if not happy.  Saville takes in a orphan boy, Will,  to help care for the Tailor.  When Will’s life is threatened by the giants who are the advance scouts for a force that has come to defeat the king, Saville takes drastic measures to save him.  Now the entire city believes that she (disguised as a he) is a hero and are determined that he save them all.  

While the book says that it is a new look at the story of the Brave Little Tailor, McGuire surpasses the original in so many ways.  I love that fairy tales are so popular and will be very happy to add this one of my collection when it is published this summer!

MS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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