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For the television show, see Once Upon a Time.
For the Authors' Books owned by Henry, see Henry's Once Upon a Time Book and Second Storybook.
For the Underworld book, see Underworld Once Upon a Time (Book).
- There is an illustration of an apple tree on the cover of Henry's novel. This is a reference to his adoptive mother's apple tree. ("The Final Battle Part 2" et al.)
- Henry's storybook novel seems to include the present-day events between the episodes "Pilot" and "Hyperion Heights". But as Lucy says, the story ends after Henry meets Cinderella for the first time. ("Hyperion Heights", "The Eighth Witch" et al.)
- The book blurb for Henry's novel is a slightly modified version of a synopsis for the show, which can be found on several online websites. The original synopsis reads thus:
- An excerpt from "The Loveliest Rose in the World", a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, can be seen in Henry's novel when Rogers flips though it. ("Hyperion Heights")
- The text page next to Emma's illustration is a retelling of the scene where Emma leaves the Underworld in "Firebird". Some of the text appears on-screen, while the rest of it can be seen on a prop photograph from an online auction (the missing text is set in fuchsia, or, in the case of links, is underlined). It reads:
- Henry reads a portion from the book to Lucy from the scene when Henry is in the hospital and Emma gives him true love's kiss. It reads:
"Every curse can be broken, you just need belief. Maybe the help of your family. It took time but Emma learned that. And when she did, she knew she could believe in anything if it would save her child's life."
("The Eighth Witch")
- When Henry opens the novel in his apartment, excerpts from two fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen can be seen. The left page contains an excerpt from "The Thistle's Experiences", while the right page contains another excerpt from "The Loveliest Rose in the World". ("Breadcrumbs")
- When Henry flips through the book at the police station, the first page he looks at contains the same excerpt from "The Thistle's Experiences". The second page contains an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "The Queen Bee", before he turns the page to an illustration of the Jolly Roger.
- As Henry continues to flip through the book in a different scene, the first page he is looking at (seen upside-down) contains an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage".
- When Henry looks through the book with Rogers and Weaver, the first page contains an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "Mother Holle". The second page contains another excerpt from "The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage" (seen the right way up this time), while a micro-excerpt from "Mother Holle" can be glimpsed on the opposite page. The third page he looks at contains an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "The Old Woman in the Wood". A micro-excerpt from the ending of "Mother Holle" can be glimpsed on the top half of the opposite page, while the bottom half contains a micro-excerpt from the opening of Grimm version of "Little Red Riding Hood".
- An excerpt from "The Darning Needle" by Hans Christian Andersen can be seen next to an illustration of Emma holding the first storybook. ("Is This Henry Mills?")
- According to a set photograph posted on Twitter, the price of the novel is 7.99 dollars in the United States, and 10.99 dollars in Canada.
- According to a photograph on an online prop auction held in December 2018, an unseen page contains an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "The Fisherman and His Wife" ("…a pretty little parlor and bedroom, and a kitchen and pantry, with the best of furniture, and fitted up with the…").
- Another unseen page contains an original story:
clasped his foot and kissed it, commending him. The
knight asked why she had done that, and then she
replied that she had kissed his foot in order that he
should remember her wherever he went. He answered,
"Doubt it not, fair maiden! I shall never forget you,
after I have parted hence."
Steered by the hope of something
With that he and Alma took their leave of their host
and the others. So they rode, sometimes by water and
sometimes by land, away from everything they knew,
under the setting sun.
greater, they continued on for
many days, through many lands.
The knight looked behind him,
and saw through the bushes that
they had, without knowing it, sat
down close under the old walls of
a castle. And here is where they slept, under the
protection of the walls of the castle, and under a
blanket of stars. In the morning when they awoke,
they began their journey once again, walking over hill
and dale, and through meadows beautiful with flowers.
One flower, in the middle of which was a large dew-
drop, as big as a costly pearl, he plucked and handed
Alma took his hand as they crested the rolling green
hill and looked out over the valley. The sun was rising
swiftly in the east, warming the land with its golden
"Do you see that there? " Alma asked him.
"Just beyond the ridge. Our next great adventure… "
- The first section is adapted from King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, a book from 1919, written by an unknown author. The original excerpt reads: "In spite of urging, Sir Gawain refused to stay. The little girl, who was good and clever, clasped his foot and kissed it, commending him to God. Sir Gawain asked why she had done that, and the girl replied that she had kissed his foot in order that he should remember her wherever he went. He answered, "Doubt it not, fair sweet friend! I shall never forget you, after I have parted hence." With that Sir Gawain took leave of his host and the others, who one and all commended him to God.."
- "The knight looked behind him, and saw through the bushes that they had, without knowing it, sat down close under the old walls of a castle" is adapted from a sentence from the Grimm fairy tale "Jorinde and Joringel". The original reads: "Jorindel on a sudden looked behind him, and as he saw through the bushes that they had, without knowing it, sat down close under the old walls of the castle".
- The part "…through meadows beautiful with flowers. One flower, in the middle of which was a large dewdrop, as big as a costly pearl, he plucked and handed to Alma." is adapted from another part of "Jorinde and Joringel", which reads "…he found the beautiful purple flower; and in the middle of it was a large dewdrop, as big as a costly pearl. Then he plucked the flower and set out and traveled day and night".
- Another prop photograph from the December 2018 auction shows an excerpt from the Snowdrop (Snow White) fairytale ("Then poor Snowdrop wandered along through the wood in great fear; and the wild beasts roared about her, but none did her any harm. In the evening she came to a cottage among the hills, and went in to rest, for her little feet would carry her no further. Everything was spruce and neat in the cottage: on the table was spread a white cloth, and there were seven little plates, seven little loaves, and seven little glasses with wine in them; and seven knives and forks laid in order; and by the wall stood seven little beds. As she was very hungry, she picked a little piece of each loaf and drank a very little wine out of each glass; and after that she thought she would lie down and rest. So she tried all the little beds; but one was too long, and another was too short, till at last the seventh suited her: and there she laid herself down and went to sleep.").
- A set of prop pages auctioned of in October 2019 include the opening of the Grimm fairytale of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" and the opening of the "Rapunzel" fairytale.
|Once Upon a Time: Season Six|
|"The Savior":||"A Bitter Draught":||"The Other Shoe":||"Strange Case":||"Street Rats":||"Dark Waters":||"Heartless":||"I'll Be Your Mirror":||"Changelings":||"Wish You Were Here":||"Tougher Than the Rest":|
|"Murder Most Foul":||"Ill-Boding Patterns":||"Page 23":||"A Wondrous Place":||"Mother's Little Helper":||"Awake":||"Where Bluebirds Fly":||"The Black Fairy":||"The Song in Your Heart":||"The Final Battle Part 1":||"The Final Battle Part 2":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Seven|
|"Hyperion Heights":||"A Pirate's Life":||"The Garden of Forking Paths":||"Beauty":||"Greenbacks":||"Wake Up Call":||"Eloise Gardener":||"Pretty in Blue":||"One Little Tear":||"The Eighth Witch":||"Secret Garden":|
|"A Taste of the Heights":||"Knightfall":||"The Girl in the Tower":||"Sisterhood":||"Breadcrumbs":||"Chosen":||"The Guardian":||"Flower Child":||"Is This Henry Mills?":||"Homecoming":||"Leaving Storybrooke":|
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