Oct 7, 2011

"The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf”



Author: Michael Mullin
Illustrator: John Skewes
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Review Copy


Synopsis:

Written in verse, this is the previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf, named Creepy. He is banished to the basement for being different and, well, weird. Yet he plays a vital - and of course previously unknown – role in the popular tale of snow white (whose title character is an intruder Creepy refers to as “The Maid”).

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My Thoughts
This story is a unique and humorous take on the fairytale “Snow White”. Written in verse this story tells the tale of an unknown 8th dwarf and his take on what really happened.

The story is a great example that there are always two sides to every story and that even the small characters play a big role in stories. I loved the attitude of the main character “Creepy”. He was so real and even though he was different than most he liked himself for who he was and didn’t care what anyone else thought. I can’t say that there was any part of the story in particular that was my favorite because pretty much every part held my interest for various reasons. It was just so lighthearted and humorous while still having a moral like most fairytales. I believe that the moral of this story is to never take people for granted and never judge a book by its cover. So for a lighthearted original take on a classic fairytale read Michael Mullin’s “The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf”.


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