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Goldman, William
New York : Ballantine Books, 1978
ISBN 034543014X
Booktalk #1

This kid is sick at home with a cold so, to pass time, his dad reads him the book The Prince Bride. The book is about a beautiful girl, Buttercup, who gets to know her servant, a young boy named Wesley. They flirt without talking much. Wesley goes off to war and Buttercup discovers that Wesley has been killed in the war. She is devastated by the news. Time goes by. Humperdink, the Prince of Florin decided to marry. He chooses Buttercup because she is as beautiful as he is handsome. Buttercup is not happy about Prince Humperdink. Is Wesley still the boy of her dreams? Does someone come back to rescue Buttercup from Humperdink? To find out, read the book THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman. (Caitlin S., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)

Booktalk #2

A little boy is sick at home and playing video games so his dad comes and tells him a story. Princess Buttercup is in love with a servant boy named Wesley. They fell in love and Wesley went to war, princess Buttercup then found out he  “died in war” or so she thinks. King Humperdink has decided to marry again after his divorce, he chooses princesses Buttercup now all we need to know if princess buttercup we meet with Wesley again? Will King Humperdink Marry the girl? Read the book to find out.  (Megan Graham,, k-12 student)

SUBJECTS:     Adventure stories
                        Love stories


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