Source: Received from the author. * Please note the details supplied are for a Kindle edition of the book. I was honoured to receive a paper copy.
Meet Creepy and discover the truth behind the Snow White story you thought you knew.
A teen princess hires the Frog Prince witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school.
A giant who lives high above ground meets a boy thief in a modern, twisted retelling - with beans.
..... Outer back cover
FIRST SENTENCE (8: The previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf): The stories we pass down from parent to child
Were once filled with darkness, but somehow turned mild.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 13: 8: The previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf): He wouldn't have believed it if he hadn't seen it.
She broke into their home to do nothing but clean it.
The above may contain slight spoiler. Highlight (or not) as you so wish. PW
MY THOUGHTS: Another surprise read and one of my favourites of 2013.
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.
Comprising three tales told in verse. TaleSpins tells the story of Creepy (the eighth dwarf) who, locked in the basement, endeavours to save a rather dim Snow White from her fate at the hands of an 'old visitor'. Followed by that of Penny, a teenage princess who hires the Frog Prince witch in order to get revenge on the school's Mean girl, the book ends with the adventures of Jack, a 'punkish teen' thief.
Fresh, funny and not just for young adults, I'm sure this will be appreciated by a much wider audience. I know I laughed until I cried at the exploits of Creepy the 8th dwarf in particular.
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