Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Pages: 305 Pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Published: May 8, 2012
Source: Ambur from Burning Impossibly Bright
I really enjoyed reading Enchanted because it was just a fun and magic filled book. I loved the way Alethea Kontis combined fairy tales such as: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin and also a few others. This book will be enjoyed by both children and probably adults because we all grew up listening to the same fairy tales.
Basically, Sunday is the youngest of the seven daughters of a mom whose name is Seven because she was the seventh daughter. Sunday's sisters, surprisingly, were named after the days of the week. Each sister had their own personality, which helped distinguish them. They were named by their Fairy Godmother Joy, and their names were basically their personalities. I wished there would have been more explanation on the names because apparently Sunday was doomed to be blithe and bonny and good and gay.
There's not much to say about this book except that Sunday falls in love with a frog named Grumble, kisses him, he turns back into a human. The frog is a prince named Rumbold (Grumble, Rumbold.. sounds similar) and Sunday's family isn't on good terms with the royal family either. It's a typical fairy tale that was quite enjoyable to read.
These are several quotes made from Rumbold's guard, Erik.
"Come on, you're Dirtyness."
"Correct, your Forgetfulness."
'"How do I look?" Rumbold asked Eric.
"Like a pompous ass with bad hair.'"