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Light stuff, but enjoyable
on November 27, 2012
This old Scot couldn't wait for the movie.
A fine book for young readers, this tale is a variation on Disney's Little Mermaid and also has some of the motifs from Mulan. I had hoped to see a few more motifs from genuine Scottish folklore. The men are caricatures of highlanders like the men in How to Train Your Dragon were caricatures of Vikings. Merida and her mother are the only rounded characters. Everyone else is just comic relief.