Monday, April 29, 2013

The Seven Tales of Trinket by Shelley Moore Thomas

After her mother's death Trinket decides to leave home to search fro her father, a bard who has been missing for several years.  She is accompanied by Thomas the pig boy who is merely looking for adventure (and a steady source of food) but who becomes a stalwart companion.  As Trinket searches for her storyteller father she thinks that she might not mind being a bard as well so she begins searching for stories to tell.  She gathers her first story from Feather, the daughter of a gypsy king who can see the future.  Feather advises Trinket to come up with seven stories so that she will be able to stay in towns for a week.  As Trinket and Thomas travel throughout the country searching for her father, Trinket gathers six amazing stories.  But the story of her missing father is one that she never anticipated nor can she predict how it will end.  Loved this book and the stories Trinket lives/gathers!