Exchange of Gifts #2020

Exchange of Gifts By Anne McCaffrey Exchange of Gifts A runaway princess and a poor young boy try to make a new life for themselves without revealing their pasts or the magical powers they possess
  • Title: Exchange of Gifts
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey
  • ISBN: 9780451455208
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Exchange of Gifts By Anne McCaffrey A runaway princess and a poor young boy try to make a new life for themselves without revealing their pasts or the magical powers they possess.
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    1. Anne McCaffrey

      Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s f novels in the 50s and early 60s It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat.

    420 thoughts on “Exchange of Gifts”

    1. A bite sized fantasy novella complete with illustrations which I quite enjoyed It reminded me a little of The Princess and the Goblin, and The Ordinary Princess, though less fairy tale ish, and realistic older Like YA instead of Children s But it did have an intriguing fantasy element which I liked the way the Gifts were woven in was really neat The mysterious sort of twist to it was interesting Meanne the heroine was quite well written although I kind of thought she was a younger teen, and the [...]

    2. Fantasy 1995 This is a very short book ninety pages about the princess Meanne, a young princess who runs away from home to avoid an unpleasant arranged marriage She makes her way to an abandoned house in the forest of her father s kingdom, and begins her life The next day she is joined by a young man who has also left his home They set up the house, combining their skills he is a hard worker and good salesman, she is able to grow plants, fruits and vegetables quickly and learn to live a new way [...]

    3. Interesting little fantasy story, but not up to McCaffrey s usual par I was disappointed there wasn t to this book.

    4. A very short cute story I enjoyed all the characters, and the simplicity of the story all together My only problem was that the ending was a bit rushed I would have loved it if different aspects of it was explored a bit I also love the pages border illustrations, it really added to the story.

    5. This was a sweet and unexpected little fable, a nice launching board to thoughts about our gifts and how we use them.I haven t read Anne McCaffrey in a long, long time pamkirst2014.wordpress 20

    6. I liked how short and sweet this little story was The gift exchange was gross, but everything else made me want to live in that little hut in the forest.

    7. A princess named Anastasia runs away from home and fakes her death to escape a marriage that is about to be forced upon her by her father the king She finds herself in a run down hut and woefully unprepared for the life of an independent with no servants to wait upon her or skill to make up the lack That s when the boy Wisp stumbles into her life A waif of a boy, he s a runaway too and the two soon help each other to survive in the backwoods alone Until the secrets they have kept from each other [...]

    8. Let me preface this with the fact that I have not read much, if anything, by Anne McCaffrey before this book It is a short little tale, which I found to be teasing at a larger interesting world full of Gifts The build up of the story, of Meanne and Wisp meeting and getting along together, was well paced and interesting It kept me guessing as to who Wisp was, and by the reveal I had pretty on target ideas about his Gift However, after the build up the denouement was too quick for me, and wrapped [...]

    9. Princess Meanne has run away, going to the only place she feels is safe the old charcoal maker s cabin in the middle of the woods It isn t long before Wisp comes wandering into her life She can t help but feel that there is to him that meets the eyes, but she has no idea what Both have secrets, but can they look past the secrets and find the support and love they both desire I love this short novella It shows the strength a person can have when they have to make a decision that is hard It also [...]

    10. I d call it a short story instead of a short novel Once you take into account the wide, illustrated border on every page, it s like half the length it seems But that s okay Short stories are good However, my biggest beef with the book is full of spoilers view spoiler Exchanging Gifts is like a marriage ceremony, though it doesn t require all the to do real world weddings require though I m sure it often includes the big to do anyway So they get all married at the end, for propriety s sake But a [...]

    11. Swallowed almost in a single sitting, this novelette was really just a snack between two slightly substantial books, a tid bit I picked up at the Wellesley Free Library last week while the kids and I were on spring break visiting Estuardo.Though lacking real substance, still, it was a lovely interlude, a thoroughly engaging love story about a runaway princess and a runaway nobleman, each with a distinctive supernatural gift not properly appreciated beyond their own relationship.I m somewhat ash [...]

    12. An Exchange of Gifts, while obviously written in the typical Anne McCaffrey style, is not about dragons In stead, it is about an arranged marriage between a girl named Meanne and a Baron The story unfolds evenly and has several delightful turns and twists Suspense runs throughout the book And there are even moments when the reader, if properly engrossed in the story, will find him or herself warning Meanne to be careful Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book I have always been a McCaffrey fan a [...]

    13. An Exchange of Gifts 1995 by Anne McCaffey is a very sweet YA fantasy romance My copy has illustrations by Pat Morrissey In this short tale, a princess run away to live in the wood and pursue her true gift, gardening The story itself is fairy tale like, existing out of time and space The twists and turns prove simple and easy to follow Forget realism.There s nothing special about the story I made the mistake of putting it down, so it stayed unfinished for a week Likewise, there s nothing wrong w [...]

    14. This is an excellent book which explores the gifts of its characters It is not a long book, but is a good read and I would recommend it for children and young adults as well as adults Since the book is short, I will keep this review short The only negative thing I have to say is that if the heroine s gift is for growing things plants , why did she not grow potatoes The two characters were hungry.

    15. I read this book yesterday Once started it was very easy to read all the way through I liked the concept of it being kind of like a story book for older readers, however I was extremely unimpressed as to the content of the book Too many thoughts and phrases were ambiguous and confusing The story left off at a barely resolved ending, and yet I did not care that it was over I had no longing for a fuller and better ending, I just thought well this can go back to the library now.

    16. I think anyone should be able to read this book and enjoy it It s very short and doesn t take long to read at all The writing is very well done I really liked both of the characters I was actually disappointed by how short is was Just when I was so in love with everything and never wanted to but the book down, it ended The place where she ended it surprised me, because it could have, from there, turned into a fantastic novel But it was still very well done and I enjoyed it.

    17. I am usually a big fan of McCaffrey, but this book was only ok It wasn t bad, just, super predictable, almost entirely a list of chores, and no real suspense or build up to anything major Mediocre was never a word I thought I would use to describe anything written by Anne McCaffrey until this book.

    18. Cute short story Wish for a continuation, though the world and the setting in this book was really nice, and I loved the idea of Gifts But since it s a short story, probably won t be a second book cry

    19. This was an interesting story about a girl seeking refuge from an unwanted marriage and lifestyle She makes unlikely friend and meets with an unlikely outcome It s very much in fashion with old fashion fairy tales.It was shelved in the young adult section.

    20. I should say that I love this little story It s a sweet story of two people in hiding finding and learning how to live with each other It s quick and satisfying, a romance, so don t be too disappointed if you are expecting something else.

    21. I love Anne McCaffrey and it has been a lot of fun to read her older, less known work This story is like a little fairy tale with a very McCaffrey twist The heroine is strong and independent and learns to form a trusting bond with her new, young companion.

    22. A delightful, short fantasy novel about two people who find each other and help each other grant a simple desire of happiness and freedom The story is a nice little premise and I enjoy reading the steps they have to go through to survive when starting with a abandoned cottage and a few odd ends.

    23. This was a cute little short story for me I enjoyed the fairy tale like story The main complaint way too short for me Different than her other books.

    24. This short novella was interesting but seemed vaguely familiar My wife felt the same way Still, it entertained for an hour.

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