|Plot Summary of The Princess and Curdie|
|"Following on from 'The Princess and the Goblin', Curdie the poor miner, is called on a quest by the Guardian in the Tower. He is to meet and deal with what he finds in the king's capital city, and is given a most unusual magical power to help him in this task - but he may never use the power in self-interest. Along the way the ugliest and most fearful of monster-companions help him, and the final great battle where they stand alone is decisive. A great adventure and, like its predecessor, with hidden levels of meaning. Makes Hairy Potter look feeble."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Princess and Curdie|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Mental/magical powers focus
- good magical powers being hunted by non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- champion of justice
- a teen
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
- is very quick
- can read emotions
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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