A Tale of Two Castles

3.73 avg rating
( 6,394 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061229671: A Tale of Two Castles

Mysteries abound, especially in two castles. . . .

Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner—an actress—but the master of the troupe turns her away. The only one who will take Elodie in is Meenore, a dragon who happens to be a brilliant detective. To crack Meenore's newest case, Elodie goes undercover on a dangerous mission within an ogre's castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid, Elodie plays the role of a lifetime, pitted against a foe intent on murder.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

“A thoroughly delicious romp from the author of Ella Enchanted. The plot is winningly unpredictable, the characters easy to relate to, the humor subtle and the action well-paced. Newbery Honor-winner Levine has once again breathed new life into old stories.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Readers are certain to be pulled, like Elodie herself, right into the midst of the rich and swirling life of Two Castles.” (School Library Journal)

“Levine’s strength lies in her transparent language and the candid, uncomplicated voice of her narrator, who brings younger readers along with her as she questions assumptions, grows in friendship, works out the mystery, and makes brave escapes.” (The Horn Book)

“With a faint echo of Puss in Boots, [Levine] crafts a persuasive fantasy realm and a capable heroine. Readers should enjoy watching Elodie hone her powers of deduction to unravel the mystery of the ogre’s sudden disappearance, and will likely anticipate further sleuthing adventures with this companionable duo.” (Publishers Weekly)

Praise for Ever:“The power of love and courage to overcome seemingly impossible odds and to bridge ostensibly untraversable differences are at the heart of this compelling, intensely satisfying fantasy.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

Praise for Ever:“Levine’s (Ella Enchanted) original mythological tale works as romance, adventure and exploration of faith. [She] conducts a riveting journey, offering passion and profound pondering along the way.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

Praise for Ever:“An action-packed love story set in an elaborate, challenging world, this richly imagined story will engage fantasy and romance readers alike.” (Booklist)

Praise for Ever:“The striking beauty of the Mediterranean-like landscape sets the stage for heroic quests and romantic picnics, adding atmosphere to this compelling tale.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

Praise for Ever:“Strong and good.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Praise for Fairest:“Readers will instantly fall in love with the heroine, whose heart proves to be as warm as her voice.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

Praise for Fairest:“Readers will enjoy the fairy-tale setting while identifying with the real-life problems of living in an appearance obsessed society. A distinguished addition to any collection.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

Praise for Fairest:“[Readers will] sink into the fairy-tale romance, the remarkable characters, and the wild, magical adventures.” (ALA Booklist)

Praise for Fairest:“A song-filled, fast-paced fairy tale.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Praise for Ella Enchanted:“This refreshing take on one of the world’s most popular fairy tales preserves the spirit of the original but adds plenty of humorous twists and a spunky, intelligent female lead.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

Praise for Ella Enchanted:“A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

Praise for Ella Enchanted:“As finely designed as a tapestry, with a heroine so spirited that she wins readers’ hearts.” (Booklist (starred review))

About the Author:

Gail Carsn Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first novel, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Fairest, a New York Times bestseller, Publishers Weekly Best Book, and School Library Journal Best Book; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Ever, a New York Times bestseller; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writer to Writer, the poetry book Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems, and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie, illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in New York's Hudson Valley.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Greg Call (illustrator). Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mysteries abound, especially in two castles.Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner-an actress-but the master of the troupe turns her away. The only one who will take Elodie in is Meenore, a dragon who happens to be a brilliant detective. To crack Meenore s newest case, Elodie goes undercover on a dangerous mission within an ogre s castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid, Elodie plays the role of a lifetime, pitted against a foe intent on murder. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780061229671

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Levine, Gail Carson
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800612296710000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Greg Call (illustrator). Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mysteries abound, especially in two castles.Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner-an actress-but the master of the troupe turns her away. The only one who will take Elodie in is Meenore, a dragon who happens to be a brilliant detective. To crack Meenore s newest case, Elodie goes undercover on a dangerous mission within an ogre s castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid, Elodie plays the role of a lifetime, pitted against a foe intent on murder. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780061229671

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Levine, Gail Carson
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M007W3A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Commerce, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061229671

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061229679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.91
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: With a faint echo of Puss in Boots, [Levine] crafts a persuasive fantasy realm and a capable heroine. Readers should enjoy watching Elodie hone her powers of deduction to unravel the mystery of the ogres sudden disappearance, and will likely anticipate further sleuthing adventures with this companionable duo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061229679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061229679 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16125442

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061229671

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Levine, Gail Carson
Published by HarperCollins (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061229679 ISBN 13: 9780061229671
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061229679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book