Monday, September 26, 2011

My Very UnFairy Tale Life

I'm super-excited to be able to tell you all about a very special book. I'm part of the unofficial blog tour for Anna Staniszewski's MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE! I don't read as many MG books as YA, so before I give you my own opinion, I have a couple of guests here who happen to be experts. Well, not so much experts on MG as much as experts on Fairy Tales and such. Please welcome my friends, Gary the Gnome and Sparkles the Unicorn!
GARY: Hey everybody! I have to tell you all that I loved reading a book about gnomes for a change-
ME: Wait a second. Did you actually READ the book, Gary? Because it really isn't about gnomes.
GARY: Typical human. You see what you want to see. The hero was clearly the gnome. Right, Sparkles?
SPARKLES: Neeeeeiiiiiggggghhh.
GARY: See?
ME: Um, all he said was neigh. 
GARY: *headpalm* Can't you even speak unicorn? Sheesh.
ME: *shifts uncomfortably* Uh... No I guess not.
SPARKLES: Neeeeeeiiiiggggghhhh. *rears*
ME: Sorry.
GARY: Anyhow, read the book. It's good, even if you're human and can't stand to admit it's really about the heroism of a brave young gnome. 
ME: Seriously, Gary, you haven't read it, have you?


Wow. Well, next time I promise to make sure my guests have actually read the book....and speak English. But if you're wondering what I thought? I was sold after reading the first paragraph. I plan on buying a copy for my own daughter as well because I have the feeling she's going to LOVE it. The characters are so much fun, and Anna's creativity was a-maz-ing. Warning though - I found the villain seriously creepy (in a good way). *shudders* 

26 comments:

  1. Or you need to learn to speak unicorn so you can translate! ;) I think girls will love this book. And me too, villain so creeepy!

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  2. Sounds like a fun book - will need to check it out! Thanks for bringing it to light.

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  3. I'm so happy for Anna! Love the post!

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  4. *wipes computer screen clean of milk*

    Thanks for the awesome interview and book review, Lisa. :D

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  5. This might be the best interview I've ever read. Congratulations and good luck, Anna! Your book sounds wonderful!

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  6. Another great post on what sounds like will be a wonderful book. Will have to get for my daughter as well.

    And I do love these character interview posts, Lisa!

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  7. HOORAY FOR ANNA! I'm so excited for her. And wow, that cover is awesome!

    Oh, and thanks Gary and Sparkles!

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  8. LOL! Bless you for making me smile today! Obviously, gnomes and unicorns can't be trusted to see things as we do. Luckily, we make them up, not they us, so yay! Did that just make sense? I hope not! :D

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  9. Looks just right for my 11 year old-thanks!

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  10. I'm very excited to read this book! Right up my alley!!

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  11. LOL! This sounds too cute to miss. Congrats to Anna!

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  12. LOL
    This looks like my kind of book.
    So much fun.

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  13. Looks like a great book, I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!

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  14. On my TBR list!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  15. Ha, ha. That silly gnome. I'm reading it now and I totally agree -- total MG goodness for sure. :)

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  16. You KILL me Lisa! ROTF--this is the funniest post I've read in a long time.

    Looking forward to this book (I have it on order). I have heard so so soooo much about it!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  17. I am always on the lookout for new MG treasures for my classroom library. I believe we have a winner. BTW Lisa, it is bad luck to anger a unicorn.

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  18. What a great review...and I'm talking about the gnome and unicorn here! But I'll take your words into consideration as well!

    You makka me laff!

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  19. In my second novel, which was long before I was taking writing seriously, long before my writing was any good at all, was a unicorn. I seem to have been determined to keep the unicorn from being a girls-only thing. Among other things, the unicorn in my story impaled the bad guy on his horn. I still don't like the idea that the presence of a particular fantasy creature can mark a story as "for girls only".
    That what this post made me think of...

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  20. What a great review... I am on this one.

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  21. This post brought a smile to my face. Also, I can't wait to get a copy.

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  22. Geez! I'm glad I got this message about Sparkles early, seeing as he was lined up as my interviewee for the second week of October!

    ;_

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  23. Hilarious! Mr. Gnome could do stand up. And CONGRATULATIONS to Anna!!! Very exciting. Great cover.

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  24. Personally, I wanted to kiss the frog. As for speaking Unicorn, it's not that hard if you get past the glottal stops. Tell Gary for me.

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  25. Yay for gnomes! I love Gary's attitude! this book is on my TBR list already, the title alone is catchy, not to mention the frog and the unicorn!

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  26. My unicorn's a little rusty - but I think I got the gist of it! :) Sounds like a great book for my classroom!

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