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Valiant por Sarah McGuire
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Valiant (edición 2018)

por Sarah McGuire (Autor)

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Saville hates sewing. How can she not when her father, the Tailor, loves his bolts of velvet and silk far more than he's ever loved her? Yet, when he is struck ill shortly after they arrive in the city of Reggen, Saville must don boy's clothes in the hopes of gaining a commission from the king to keep them fed. The kingdom is soon on edge when stories spread of an army of giants led by a man who cannot be killed. But giants are just stories, and no man is immortal. And then the giants do come to the city gates, two larger-than-life scouts whom Saville cunningly tricks into leaving. The Tailor of Reggen is the hero of the kingdom, the king promises his sister's hand in marriage, and by the time Saville reaches the palace doors, it is widely known that the Tailor single-handedly killed the giants. When her secret--that she's a girl--is quickly discovered by Lord Galen Verras, the king's cousin, Saville's swept into the twists and turns of court politics. The deathless man is very real, and he will use his giant army to ensure he is given the throne freely or by force. Now, only a tailor girl with courage and cunning can see beyond the tales to discover the truth and save the kingdom again. Debut author Sarah McGuire artfully crafts a story of understanding, identity, and fighting to protect those you love most in Valiant, a rich reimagining of "The Brave Little Tailor."… (más)
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Título:Valiant
Autores:Sarah McGuire (Autor)
Info:Carolrhoda Books ® (2018), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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I don't think I'm a fan of re-tellings so closely resembling the source. This author failed to draw me away and into the world of the book.

I think one of the main problems I had with the book was the lack of belief. I mean, if giants exist it's only fair to assume that other stories might be true too.

Also, I don't think I was in the mood for an actual fairytale (though I did like it more than the original story).

While not a waste of time, I cannot in good faith get fully behind the book. I'm unsure of the reason for why it gained so many raving reviews. After all, it was hardly as spectacular as I was led to believe it would be.

FINAL VERDICT : Try it, but reel in your expectations beforehand ( )
  QuirkyCat_13 | Jun 20, 2022 |
This clever story riffs on the Brave Little Tailor adding in gender bending and a lot more back story to the giants. I hit the ground running in the beginning and zoomed through the first half of the book.

The main tailor of the story is actually the daughter of a tailer. He's a great tailer but a lousy father. When he becomes ill, the daughter of the tailor becomes the apprentice. Saville becomes Avi. The girl cuts her hair and becomes a boy.

The last 1/3 of the book lost its way as we learn more about the giants. The antagonist of the story had a great backstory but we never really get to know more than he's evil. And finally the romance ... I've come to expect after the big bad is vanquished, romance shortly ensues. This ending dragged on dragging a potential 5 star book to 4. ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
También en: El Extraño Gato del Cuento

Uno de mis cuentos favoritos de niño fue/es El Sastrecillo Valiente, cuando eres la más pequeñita a donde sea que vayas, te hace crearte modelos a seguir bastante peculiares. Valiant lo empecé a leer dos veces, recién en la segunda pude terminar el libro con un poco de fuerza de voluntad.

Por la cantidad de buenas opiniones antes de su publicación pensé que amaría el libro, lamentablemente se me hizo muy tedioso poder terminarlo. No sé exactamente qué fue, porque Valiant en teoría tiene todo lo que me gusta en un libro de este tipo, no hay romance desde el inicio, la protagonista no es exactamente una damisela en apuros, usa las habilidades que tiene a su favor al contrario de solo quejarse de ellas, si bien no es exactamente su cosa favorita que hacer, no se la pasa lamentándose su destino.

Se podría decir que en teoría me gustó, pero no será un libro que muera por releer

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  Ella_Zegarra | Jan 18, 2022 |
The potential screams out from the plot and the political intrigue(it's hard to make political machinations seem interesting, but she does). It is significantly hampered by confusing writing and a slow middle and the inclusion of music, which is always difficult to include in a written form. And the ending Lissa's capitulation and self-sacrifice was incredibly unsatisfactory.

Final conclusion: The writer has talent. The book needed a little more fine-tuning, though. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
This is the first retelling of the Brave Little Tailor I've ever come across. And it was really good! Saville is an engaging heroine who is smart and determined, and keeps her spirit despite living under the shadow of her abusive father. She dresses as a boy to take on the role of her father's apprentice when he has a stroke and is unable to work, and uses her chutzpah and skill to make clothing for the king.

And then the giants attack.

This was super engrossing. I read the entire book in one sitting. I was a bit skeptical at first since it started out a bit slow and ho hum. I hadn't realized it was a retelling of a fairy tale so my interest in the story grew a lot when the pivotal scene, Saville matching wits with the giants, happened and the lightbulb went off in my brain. Coincidentally, that was also when the plot took off and grabbed me along for the ride.

Super fun. I look forward to seeing what else McGuire may write. ( )
  wisemetis | Dec 7, 2020 |
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Saville hates sewing. How can she not when her father, the Tailor, loves his bolts of velvet and silk far more than he's ever loved her? Yet, when he is struck ill shortly after they arrive in the city of Reggen, Saville must don boy's clothes in the hopes of gaining a commission from the king to keep them fed. The kingdom is soon on edge when stories spread of an army of giants led by a man who cannot be killed. But giants are just stories, and no man is immortal. And then the giants do come to the city gates, two larger-than-life scouts whom Saville cunningly tricks into leaving. The Tailor of Reggen is the hero of the kingdom, the king promises his sister's hand in marriage, and by the time Saville reaches the palace doors, it is widely known that the Tailor single-handedly killed the giants. When her secret--that she's a girl--is quickly discovered by Lord Galen Verras, the king's cousin, Saville's swept into the twists and turns of court politics. The deathless man is very real, and he will use his giant army to ensure he is given the throne freely or by force. Now, only a tailor girl with courage and cunning can see beyond the tales to discover the truth and save the kingdom again. Debut author Sarah McGuire artfully crafts a story of understanding, identity, and fighting to protect those you love most in Valiant, a rich reimagining of "The Brave Little Tailor."

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