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Levine, Gail Carson.
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0066238005
Robin is a baker's son.  He loves to tell jokes but his brothers never let him finish telling one.  The brothers are very clever with words and are always making up new ones.  Since Robin doesn't, they assume he is just not too bright.  He may even be a moron.  When the family is at the royal castle delivering baked goods, Robin wonders into the garden.  There he meets a young girl who actually listens to his jokes and laughs!  He decides right there and then that this is the girl he would marry someday.  The young girl feels the same way about Robin.  Unfortunately for the two young lovers, it is not meant to be.  Robin is a commoner and the young girl is Princess Lark, the daughter of the King.  Through the years, the two try to see each other but their families want them to stay apart.  Is there any hope for these two?  Maybe some magic?
SUBJECTS:     Fairy tales.


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