When 11-year-old Trinket’s mother dies, she has nowhere to go. But nowhere can turn into everywhere if you’re a bard’s daughter.
When 11-year-old Trinket’s mother dies, she has nowhere to go. But nowhere can turn into everywhere if you’re a bard’s daughter. Accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, she embarks on a quest to become a storyteller, just like her missing father. But of the seven tales she seeks, she searches for her father and his story most of all. The real question is if she can bear to find out the truth.
Shelley Moore Thomas’s novel, "The Seven Tales of Trinket," is the beautiful story of a girl seeking to find herself and her father as she journeys through a series of adapted Celtic myths. While the plot is magical, the words are still more striking. Written by a true storyteller about a bard, the words flow together like a song. Trinket’s “voice” is woven in with Mrs. Thomas’s, and together they twist together to lend a sense of eternity to this timeless tale.
This book is perfect for readers of all ages, but it is written in a somewhat formal, old fashioned way (though it is one of the few books in which this serves to enhance the story and does not make it confusing). It also has some somewhat intense parts, so it is, in that sense, better for ages 8 and up, though it depends upon your ability to deal with fictional life-or-death scenarios.
"The Seven Tales of Trinket" by Shelley Moore Thomas is a riveting coming-of-age story, complete with banshees, gypsies, highwaymen, and bards. It is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a great story and anyone with an appreciation for words.