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What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
Release Date: September 11th 2007
Genre: Young Adult/Children’s - Fantasy
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From the author of the best-selling WICKED, a transporting tale-within-a-tale about the strange world of skibbereen — aka tooth fairies — and the universal need to believe.
A terrible storm is raging, and ten-year-old Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and Cousin Gage, who is telling a very unusual tale. It’s the story of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change — trading coins for teeth — and learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen (call them tooth fairies) to which he hopes to belong. As his tale of discovery unfolds, however, both What-the-Dickens and Dinah come to see that the world is both richer and less sure than they ever imagined.
I found this book on the clearance shelf at Half Price Books. I only paid $1 for it. How can I pass up a $1 hardcover about a rogue tooth fairy?! Not gonna happen. I don’t know anything about this book except for what the synopsis says. I haven’t heard anyone talk about it but I will definitely read this eventually.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?