I Coriander Author:Sally Gardner In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century London—and of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mother’s sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander. And after mourning her beloved mother and dealing with the disap... more »pearance of her father and the wrath of her evil stepmother, Coriander finds herself locked in a chest with no hope of escape and no will to survive. But when a bright light beckons to her, it is then that Coriander’s journey truly begins. Beautifully written, this magical and luminous story is destined to become a children’s classic.« less
I have to admit, most of the time I judge a book by it's cover. Most of the time it pans out well. In this instance it did. The cover art (inside and out) is absolutely beautiful! This would get 5 stars. The story itself was pretty good as well and would probably get 3 stars. Which is why I gave it 4 stars. It's a fairy tale of sorts. It's about a girl named Coriander, who lives an almost perfect life. Little does she know that her mother is a princess from another world. But when her mother falls ill and soon passes away, Coriander starts to learn a lot about herself. Especially when her father has to flee and she is left in the cruel hands of her stepmother and the evil preacher. Coriander grows to find strength, friendship and love through all her hardships. It all begins "Once upon a time...".
This was a lovely story. It held me to it but did not "grab" on to me. I think there could of been more for it was a bit slow at times. I would recommend this book to those who love fairy tales and happy endings!