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Saville hates sewing. How can she not when her father, the Tailor, loves his bolts of velvet and silk far more than he's ever loved her? Yet, when he is struck ill shortly after they arrive in the city of Reggen, Saville must don boy's clothes in the hopes of gaining a commission from the king to keep them fed. But the kingdom is threatened by an army of giants led by a man who cannot be killed. When the giants come to the city gates, Saville cunningly tricks them into leaving. The Tailor of Reggen is the hero of the kingdom, the king promises his sister's hand in marriage, and by the time Saville reaches the palace doors, it is widely known that the Tailor single-handedly killed the giants. When her secret--that she's a girl--is quickly discovered by Lord Galen Verras, the king's cousin, Saville's swept into the twists and turns of court politics. The deathless man is very real, and he will use his giant army to ensure he is given the throne freely or by force.
Publisher: New York :, Egmont Publishing,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9781606845523
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Brave little tailor.


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Jul 26, 2017

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Anyone who adores fairy-tale retellings or fantasy in general will love having this book on their shelf. The story is interesting, engaging, and definitely a real page-turner. I couldn't put the book down. I know you will love it if you give it a try! A great book for children eight and older, but everyone will enjoy it! I look forward to more books by this author!

Oct 21, 2016

I really liked this book! It says middle-grade but I think it's more YA - there is some violent stuff in there. Not too gory, but I would rather older readers read it than grade 4-6. For instance, the giants eat people, strangle them, and wear necklaces of bones. The main character is actually 17 years old. Anyway, this is a retelling of The Brave Little Tailor, although the main character, Saville, is a girl. It's the author's debut work, and I think she shows a lot of promise, but there were parts that I thought seemed a bit disconnected. I think it could have been longer, and less vague. This book is a lot more than just a fairytale retelling. The main characters have a lot of struggles, and some things don't really get resolved. The characters are young but have to deal with violence and grief. I loved the romance. It's perfect - not too little and not too much. I recommend this for YA and Adult readers who like fairytale fantasy with some romance.

Sep 19, 2015

Luv this book

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Oct 21, 2016

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