July 31, 2012

Tween Tuesday: Half Upon a Time

Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at GreenBeanTeenQueen to highlight great reads for tweens.

Today I want to share a book I just got a copy of - Half Upon a Time by James Riley.  
I think this book just sounds good, and I love the twist on a fairy tale.  Actually there seems to be a lot of books out like this now!

Jack lives in a fantasy world. Really. He's the son of the infamous Jack who stole the magic beans from the giant, and he's working hard to restore his family's reputation. He finds the perfect opportunity when a "princess" lands in front of him, apparently from the land of Punk, as her Punk Princess sweatshirt implies. May is from our world, and she's utterly confused to find herself in the midst of the fairy tale characters she has read about. But Jack and May have more in common than they realize--and together, they embark on a hilarious and wild adventre in this highly accessible, modern middle grade fantasy novel.


  1. This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that the lesser-known fairy tales--esp. "boy" centered ones--are getting some attention! I think there's also a Pied Piper one roaming around somewhere . . .

  3. This sounds good. Thanks for sharing.