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The Genie's Curse

Written by Tom Percival

Part of the Little Legends Series

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Genie's Curse

Spells and enchantments of all kinds are flying around in the latest instalment of Tom Percival’s sparky series Little Legends, which cleverly creates new adventures for favourite fairy-tale characters. Rapunzel finds herself in trouble when she accidentally upsets a genie, then makes matters worse by blaming her friend Ella. In fact it’s Ella who helps her sort things out, resulting in Rapunzel realising just how selfish she’s been, and that maybe there’s more to life than having lovely hair. There’s lots for young readers to enjoy in this series and the short chapters, frequent illustrations and lively storylines will keep the pages turning. Great fun! ~ Andrea Reece

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The Genie's Curse Synopsis

For Rapunzel, being a princess has been nothing but fun. But everything goes wrong when she breaks a magical urn and blames it on her new friend, Ella. It turns out that the urn was home to a very cross (and now very homeless) hermit genie, who casts a spell making everyone blame Rapunzel for everything that goes wrong in Tale Town! With the help of her friends and a mysterious green monkey called Alphege, can Rapunzel 'undo what she has done' and lift the curse?

A brilliant new highly illustrated series featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!

The Genie's Curse Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the Little Legends series, The Spell Thief. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland age 8 - 'I like this book because it’s got characters from other stories. I recommend it to 7+ good readers. I give it 10,000/10,000!'
  • Buddug Griffith, age 8 - 'Really enjoyed reading it. Great story, lots of good characters and can't wait to read the next one! 5 out of 5 stars!'
  • Freddie, age 8 - 'An unexpected, exciting adventure story for people who enjoy fairytales...A real page turner!!!'
  • Stefanie Reay, age 8 - 'Very funny adventures with very familiar characters.'
  • Agnes Rose Daniels, age 5 - 'Betsy the chicken was very funny and I thought that Jack was brave when he went into the woods...This is the first book that I have ever read on my own.'
  • Toby, age 8 - 'This is a story about a boy called Jack and his hen, Betsy. There's a new boy in town and Jack has his doubts. Jack is determined to get to the bottom of it.'
  • Tom Henderson, age 6 (nearly 7) - 'I kind of enjoyed Little Legends: The Spell Thief.  I liked Jack because he was sneaky.'
  • Emily Yates, age 9 - 'This is a brilliant read for children beginning to read chapter books.  There is lots of magic in the story which means you never know what's coming next!'
  • Cassandra Butler, age 6 - 'I could read this book all on my own as the chapters are not too long, but I read it out loud to Mummy mostly.  I liked the drawings in the book too.'
  • Emma and Sam Radford, age 5 - 'We loved it! This is the first 'long' book that I have read with Sam and he was excited every night to read the next chapter.'
  • Andrew Goodall, age 7 - 'This is a great book because it's an exciting adventure when you learn to understand to accept people for what they are and to tell the truth.'
  • Evan Lewis, age 9 - 'This book was exciting, it was very adventurous. My favourite character was probably, jack because he was very stubborn but VERY funny and kind. I would recommend this book to children over 5.'
  • Maya Lewis, age 7 - 'I like this book because there are lots of amusing parts.  My favourite character is Lily because she is kind and honest.'
  • Darcey McIlroy, age 8 - 'I loved the whole book especially the part where Lily's hair went crazy! This was the best book I have ever read.'
  • Grace Porter, age 7 - 'I thought this book was really good. I would give this book 10/10 stars!'
  • Oscar Smith, age 8 - 'A good read for 6-8yr old adventure lovers.'
  • Anissa El-Asmar, age 7 - 'I couldn't put this book down it was so good.'

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ISBN: 9781447292135
Publication date: 28/07/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447292135
Publication date: 28th July 2016
Author: Tom Percival
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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