ONCE UPON A MARIGOLD

Jean Ferris, Author . Harcourt $5.95 (275p) ISBN 978-0-15-205084-9

A boy raised by a troll decides to see the world one day and discovers that lovely Princess Marigold, with whom he has corresponded, is about to become betrothed. "The author breathes new life into archetypal characters by adding unexpected and often humorous dimensions to their personalities," wrote PW . Ages 10-up. (June)