Once Upon Another Time (Once Upon Another Time #1)

by James Riley (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Storybook characters collide in this first book in a new trilogy of twisted fairy tales from New York Times bestselling author James Riley.

Five and a half feet might seem pretty tall for a twelve-year-old, but it's not when your parents are giants. Lena has kept the fact that she's a tiny giant secret, using magic to grow when out in the giant village. But hiding who she is has always felt wrong, even though she knows the other giants might not accept her. Fortunately, Lena has friends down in the Cursed City who understand that looking different doesn't make her less of a giant. Someone who knows not to judge by appearances is Jin, a young genie currently serving one thousand and thirty-eight years of genie training that requires him to fulfill the wish of whoever holds his magical ring. In Jin's case, it's the power-hungry Golden King. At least the king only has two wishes left, one of which is for Jin to go to the Cursed City and capture its protector, the Last Knight--one of Lena's closest friends. What Lena and Jin don't know is how close the Golden King's plans are to coming together, between his dark magic and his horrible Faceless knights. If Jin does find the Last Knight and bring him to the Golden King, why, that could doom the entire fairy-tale world. ...This sounds like it'll end badly, doesn't it?


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Kirkus Reviews

A brisk launch well endowed with surprising exploits and ominous portents.

James Riley
James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781534425873
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date
April 20, 2022
Series
Once Upon Another Time

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