TaleSpins

TaleSpins A trilogy of alternative fairytales and retellings Discover the real Snow White story through the eyes of Creepy the unknown th dwarf Meet a teen princess who hires The Frog Prince witch to get reve

  • Title: TaleSpins
  • Author: Michael Mullin Christy Futernick John Skewes
  • ISBN: 098518843X
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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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    1. Michael Mullin’s TaleSpins is a trilogy that offers alternate telling of some of our favorite fairy tales. The tales in this short novel share versions of Snow White, The Frog Prince and Jack and the Beanstalk. Filled with humor and moral lessons, Mullin delivers each tale in a sing-song verse that I thoroughly enjoyed. Three word review: original, humorous and engaging.The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf- This was a clever tale about Creepy the 8th dwarf from Snow [...]

    2. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I love fairy tales. Most of my regular readers know this. But did you now I also love Dr.Seuss and Shel Silverstein? I was blown away when I opened TaleSpins and began reading. Author Michael Mullin combined my love for fairy tales with verse poetry.Anyone who's had a poetry assignment in school can understand how difficult rhyming, metered verse can be to write. I'll be the first to admit that by college, my poetry assignment [...]

    3. (Won this one at a giveaway. Thanks to Book Briefs for the chance and Michael Mullin por providing the ebook!)I really enjoyed this one! I love re-tellings and loved the beautiful writing.

    4. Loved it. So much fun. 3 short stories-rewritten fairy tales- written in rhyme, beautifully done. Funny lines throughout, but not silly.

    5. (This review can be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).I love alternate takes on fairy tales, so I was super happy when I was asked if I wanted to review TaleSpins (TaleSpins #1-3) by Michael Mullin! I must say that I loved this book!The three stories are all short and are written in rhyming verse and can be bought individually. TaleSpins (TaleSpins #1-3) is just the collection of three stories in one place. I must say that I do like the cover! It has to do [...]

    6. I must start this review with: "I loved it"!I liked the "retellings" so much that I not only read them, but I read them out loud; some parts of them for several times.I was very amused by the delightful contrast between the Nursery Rhymes type lyrics and the delivered messages, directly or subliminally, but also by artifices that spice them. Artifices in the sense of various forms of irony (even self irony), that reach sometimes sarcasm. But they cannot upset, because they are told in an extraor [...]

    7. Story 1 - 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Michael Mullin.)This is a short story about the 8th dwarf from the story ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. The 8th Dwarf is called ‘Creepy’ and he doesn’t get along with the other dwarves!The story is told in verse, and is actually quite funny. I often think it’s difficult to re-tell a fairy-tale in a new a [...]

    8. This was a delightful book of three short fairy tales with a twist. Each one is told from a non-traditional point of view. You’ll laugh at the way these tales differ from the way you heard them growing up.I particularly liked that the stories were told in rhyme rather than in prose. I thought it was a very creative addition to the stories. They were also told with some unexpected humour.The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown Eighth Dwarf: This was the retelling of Snow White. It [...]

    9. 4.5 StarsTalespins is a 3 story fairytale retelling told in verse. First Story up is 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf. This is the story of Creepy, the 8th Dwarf. He lives with his brothers in the house but because of his odd behavior his brothers decide to lock him in the basement. He has a little eye hole he can see out of and one day when a beautiful girl comes in he spies her through the hole. And so a different tale of Snow White comes to life!!My Thoughts [...]

    10. I was giggling within minutes of starting the first of three stories in this book. To be honest I think this first story was also my favorite! I have always known that nursery rhymes, fables, legends, and fairy tales have throughout time been altered. This was first brought to my attention when I read the real account of "The Three Little Pigs", while not a story portrayed in TaleSpins, it was a true rather horrifying lesson for me.As I was saying, the favorite for me was "8: The Previously Unto [...]

    11. I usually don't read poetry or books that rhyme, but I do enjoy reading spin-offs on fairy tales. Though this one was written as verse poetry, the idea of fairy tales having a twist grabbed my attention. I was very glad that I gave this book a chance because I came to adore it!"8th Dwarf" This one was perhaps my favorite out of all three stories. It centered with the story of Snow White. Instead of seven dwarves, there were eight. This eighth dwarf was shunned for his weirdness and was locked up [...]

    12. TaleSpins is a collection of three fairytale re-tellings, with a hint of grim humor underneath the artfully woven carpet of words written in a rhyming verse. I have always loved fairy tales and their re-tellings, especially ones written with a YA or adult reader in mind, not just toddlers. The three stories can be bought individually as well, though the e-copy I received from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer for review is TaleSpins (TaleSpins #1-3), a collection of the three stories in one book. My f [...]

    13. I loved that the stories were told in verse; although a little difficult to read at the start in terms of getting your head round, once you do you get lulled into a soothing read that twists and turns.The first story is so very clever as it allows the author to play with a number of different events in the story including the way the princess is poisoned, the way she is awoken and also the happy ending. It is a lovely little story but has a dark edge that makes it an utterly fascinating read. Th [...]

    14. I am totally convinced that Mr. Michael Mullin is amazingly wonderful. My 10 year old daughter and I purchased this book during our Elementary School's Book Festival to which Michael graciously agreed to come. He went into the classrooms and discussed his books and what it's like to be an author. My daughter was so excited about his presentation that she wanted to buy his book. I really had no idea what kind of a book it was or if it was worth spending my money on, but I decided that supporting [...]

    15. I was excited to read a book of fractured fairy tales in verse because I know how much effort it takes to meter rhyme. I didn’t expect the witty humor and clever storytelling. I read the first story on the plane on the way to see my mother and wished I’d waited to read it to her. Instead I read her the second story, and although it was too long to read her in one session, she chuckled and enjoyed it. A lot!The innuendos in the first story make the book more appropriate for age twelve and up. [...]

    16. 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 r [...]

    17. This book is actually a trilogy of fairy tales, retold from a different perspective. The first fairy tale is called 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf. You may think you know the tale of Snow White backwards and forwards, but Creepy - the eighth dwarf who lives in the cellar - is going to set you straight.The second fairy tale is called The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny - where a teenage princess named Penny hires the same witch who cursed 'The Frog Prince'. P [...]

    18. Tale Spins are a few retellings or alternate fairy tales, dwarves, princesses, witches, it is just what you expect of fairy tales; only these are so much more fun. They are written as poetry, rhyming and very witty. They kind of make you want to talk in verse after reading them. At first I thought they were for a middle grade audience but it turns out they are geared for young adult, and I am not quite sure how sold I am on that. Yes, they are entertaining and have some moments of raunchiness th [...]

    19. 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 [...]

    20. Full review at: thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpressI received an e-review copy of this book from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer blog, in exchange for an honest review.Ten second synopsis: Creepy the 8th dwarf finds that life really does favour the beautiful people, Princess Penny attempts a revenge-based coup on her school's resident mean-girl, and the Giant finds that little boys with magic beans are generally up to mischief.If you're looking for a new spin on the fractured fairy tale genre, this could [...]

    21. This is one of the best fairy tale retelling I have ever read. All three stories were really fun. The verses were clever and well thought out. I really enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed Jacked, which created a whole new spin on the story in a very witty way. I loved the various perspectives taken.Of the three stories included in the book, The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny was my least favorite. While it was still entertaining and well written, the story was really just a modernization [...]

    22. 4 STARS This is three short tales of familiar or should be familiar retelling of Fairy tales. It is such a breath of fresh air to the stories. They are told in a poetry form that gets the message told in a singing style. The first tale is from the point of view of the 8th Dwarf. He has a different point of view. It is not what I expect. It is so much better with his view. The second is the Plight and Plot of Princess Penny. I did not guess what tale this was from. Even Princess's can get bullied [...]

    23. I loved TaleSpins! The stories are cute and funny - each putting a different twist on classic characters. I thought each one would be my favorite until I started to read the next. The Eighth dwarf was well named (in many ways), and I loved his interactions. The Princess Poppy was just a great character, and this new version of Jack and the Beakstalk really had you thinking. The writing style is part of what made this book so wonderful. Told lyrically, like a nursery rhyme, you couldn't help but [...]

    24. These re-tellings were a little darker than your normal fairytale, however, I really enjoyed the way that they were told. They were told in a rhyme, which I found very unique and fun. The first story is about the 8th dwarf, Creepy, in Snow White. It was fun to see the situation through his eyes. I felt for him and the way he was treated. The second story told about a princess seeking revenge. It was fun to see the way that story unfolded. In the third story, we got an alternate to Jack and the B [...]

    25. This was an interesting spin on a few fairy tales. Instead of a short story that takes the idea of the fairy tale and gives it a twist the author wrote each in a sort of poem format. It was difficult to read at times because I couldn’t get the flow, there didn’t seem to be a set number of beats for each line.I think of the three I enjoyed 8, The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf most. It was a clever take on Snow White and highlighted how really clueless that prince [...]

    26. *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review* I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The short stories contained in it where witty and fun and made for great reads. One thing that is unique about this book is the stories are written in verse poetry. Don't let this fact scare you though-the verses flow so well together and flow so wonderfully that before you know it you've finished the whole thing. I love fairy tales and these new takes on them were great. I feel anyone 13 or older [...]

    27. Talespins is a short collection of imaginative, fairytale re-tellings. I have always been a fan of re-tellings, but usually go for the Grimmesque type. So, this was my first time taking on a more comedic approach to fairy tales. Mullin has a fresh and quirky presentation. His rhythmic writing is spot on. I really enjoyed stepping out of my norm to take a chance of Talespins. 8 (The Untold Story of the 8th Dwarf) was my favorite out of the three contained in this compilation. Creepy had me laughi [...]

    28. I love fairytale retellings and I love when children's books rhyme but I wasn't sure how I would feel about it in a book meant for YA. I am a little surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book. All three stories are real quick and it only took me one day to read this book. I liked Creepy's story the best and he was the main reason why I wanted to read this book. An 8th dwarf! That seems pretty cool to me so I wanted to read his side of the story. I thought his story made a lot of sense and [...]

    29. Years ago, I reviewed the first story in this set, 8 (The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf), and really enjoyed it. So, when AuthorSidekick approached me to review Talespins I jumped at it.While I enjoy the traditional versions of fairy tales, I MUCH prefer the redone and more sarcastic tellings. Talespins is no exception! I laughed through each of these verses and didn’t want to put them down. I do believe that Creepy is still my favorite though!More…Author: Micha [...]

    30. All 3 stories are written in rhyme, which added to the fairy tale aspect of the concept. I really liked the first one about the eighth dwarf named Creepy, but the other two stories were just ok. I liked how 8 made fun of how stupid Snow White was trusting the old woman etc. The other two stories were harder to get into about a princess and how she tries to get back a a mean girl who used to be her BFF and another version of jack and the bean stock. It was a fun quick read.

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