The Two Princesses of Bamarre

The Two Princesses of Bamarre

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.551896
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A kingdom beset by monsters . . .
A disease that weakens and destroys . . .
An epic poem and a hero of long ago . . .
A story of danger and desperation.

The two princesses of Bamarre couldn't be more different. Princess Addie is fearful and shy. Her deepest wish is for safety. Princess Meryl is bold and brave. Her deepest wish is to save the kingdom of Bamarre. They are sisters, and they mean the world to each other.

Then disaster strikes, and Addie—terrified and unprepared—sets out on a perilous quest. In her path are monsters of Bamarre: ogres, specters, gryphons, and dragons. Addie must battle them, but time is running out, and the sisters' lives—and Barmarre's fate—hang in the balance.

Gail Carson Levine left her mark on fantasy with her well-loved 1998 Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted. Now she has created another shimmering and tapestried landscape of fantasy and fairies. Bamarre and the journeys of its two princesses will burn themselves into the minds of readers, and all will relish this moving saga about two sisters groping their way toward heroism.

Paperback, 272 pages
Published on April 24, 2012 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 006440966X
ISBN-13: 9780064409667
13 Book Reviews
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  • reader_red
    reader_redFriday, July 12, 2019 at 12:29 pm44 stars
    Addie has always been the fearful on out of the two Bamarre Princesses. Meryl has always been brave. Meryl would always say that if Addie got the mysterious illness Addie is forced to go on an adventure to find the cure.
    • reader_red
      reader_redFriday, May 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm44 stars
      The plot line was awesome! I LOVE Gail Carson Levine's books! This one seemed really cool because the princess was NOT prepared to be the hero. At the end I cried SO hard. I won't spoil it but it was pretty sad. I highly recommend this for all ages.
      • Smithers2000Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:06 pmFeatured
        This is one of my favorite books ever. It is a wonderful story about sisterly love, facing your fears, and never giving up. Addie was always the shy one. Scared of spiders and strangers, griffins and ghosts. But it turns out that she is braver then she thinks. Meryl however, is daring and bold, funny and outgoing. She wants to go out into the world on adventures. But when Meryl becomes deathly ill with the 'grey death', Addie will do anything to save her. Gail Carson Levine's outstanding tale will captivate readers young and old.
        • liza123456789
          liza123456789Friday, November 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm
          When you read this your always on the edge of your seat
          • chibears14
            chibears14Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:36 am
            The end is such a shock, but amazing! Gail Carson Levine is my favorite author of all time!
            • rozeb
              rozebMonday, November 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm55 stars
              This was a great book! I loved it! My favorite part was when the timid girl, Addie, went to save her sister.
              • horsey
                horseySaturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm
                Very good book!
                • charm
                  charmTuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:24 am55 stars
                  This is one of THE BEST books i have EVER read. Anybody will love it!!!!!
                  • DIVA12Monday, July 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm
                    A fantastic, heartwarming tale about the bond between two sisters. When one, who always dreams of adventure and glory in battle, falls ill, the other, a timid girl who doesn't enjoy fighting at all, must brave dragons, ogres, and many other challanges to save her sister, and in the process, both sister's dreams come true.
                    • denice16
                      denice16Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm
                      this book is an enchanting tale of two comepletely different sisters who are the best of friends. when one of them has been diagnosed with THE GRAY DEATH her younger more timid sister must conquer her fears to find the only cure that could save her dear sister.

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