Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tale Spins Blog Tour

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Welcome to the blog tour for Tale Spins by Michael Mullin!

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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!  

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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.


Fairy tales are always familiar to almost everyone, but sometimes there's another side to the story. This book contains three respins of old stories. One gives the perspective of the Snow White story through the previously unknown 8th dwarf. TALK ABOUT OTHER 2 HERE.

I previously reviewed 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, so I won't talk about that one here. The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny tells the story of Princess Penny, and girl who is mocked and teased by a former friend. Penny takes matters into her own hands by seeking out a witch to cause problems for her bully. A troll under the bridge though may makes things difficult for Penny. This story was cute and had a good message. Penny has real problems, but she tries to deal with them by attempting to get revenge. Also, she learns not to just judge things by how they look. Very fun while still making you think a bit.

Jack'd takes a whole new look at Jack and the Beanstalk. There are lies, misdirections, and backroom deals. This story switches back and forth between perspectives, so you get to see the whole thing two different ways. There's an interesting twist that I didn't see coming, and it gives you a fresh look at a story that most people know very well. All these stories are written in rhyming verse, so they read almost like a children's book. However they are geared for slightly older audiences I think. They are fun ways to get fresh takes on old stories. Check them out!

Book provided for review.

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