Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blog Tour: Tale Spins by Michael Mullin

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Tale Spins

A trilogy of alternative fairytales and retellings. Discover the real Snow White story through the eyes of Creepy, the unknown 8th dwarf! Meet a teen princess who hires “The Frog Prince” witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school! And learn how the giant, boy thief and magic beans tale truly went down!

Praise for Tale Spins

Not usually enamoured of either re-tellings or poetry I was totally taken aback by just how much I relished this trilogy of alternative fairytales and re-tellings aimed at the Young Adult market. ~Tracy (Goodreads)

TaleSpins was like walking into a vintage store and finding a true treasure. This book takes the fairytales we all grew up on and gives them an interesting and modernized version that I enjoyed. ~Rose (Goodreads)

These book is quite clever and was fun to read. There are three stories and they're all told in rhyme. We first learn about the 8th dwarf, Creepy, who has been banished to the basement. He tells the story of Snow White from his perspective and he does live up to his "Creepy" name. 

The second is about Princess Penny who has a bad reputation. She feels that one person, Darcy DeLupus, is responsible for starting the lies being told about her. One day she sees an ad from a witch and decides to get revenge on Darcy. On the way, she meets a troll named Jink. They have quite an adventure and learn a few things about each other along the way.

The third is the true story about Jack and the Beanstalk. The POV switches between a doctor and Jack. The doctor is wealthy and lives on the top floor of a high-rise. Jack steals something from him so the doctor chases after him. We hear the story from each of their perspectives and end up learning what really happened.

This is a quick read but since the stories are on the darker side, I won't be reading them with my children anytime soon. 

My Rating=4 Stars

Author Michael Mullin

Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is the author of TaleSpins, a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. TaleSpins stories (in the 1-book collection) are “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf”; “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny”; and “Jack’d”. Michael is also the co-author of the successful “Larry Gets Lost” children’s book series. His screenplay “Zooing Time” was recognized by the WGA’s Written By magazine. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.

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