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What-the-Dickens : The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy (2007)

by Gregory Maguire (Author)

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As a terrible storm rages, ten-year-old Dinah and her brother and sister listen to their cousin Gage's tale of a newly-hatched, orphaned, skibberee, or tooth fairy, called What-the-Dickens, who hopes to find a home among the skibbereen tribe, if only he can stay out of trouble.
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Title:What-the-Dickens : The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
Authors:Gregory Maguire (Author)
Info:Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008, c2007.
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Rating:**1/2
Tags:retelling, fairy tales, challenge into the forest, 2017

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What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire (2007)

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What an interesting plot! The subtitle hooked me, since my youngest is still in the Tooth Fairy phase of life. Very well thought out about the fairies. The part that didn't intrigue me as much was it was told by a human that was left in a terrible storm to watch his cousins while his aunt and uncle were somewhere. It didn't quite tie in for me, but it was enjoyable enough. ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
teen/adult fiction; modern faery story. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Tells two stories at once. The first one about three siblings listen to their cousin tell a story through the night about a tooth fairly, while there a storm blowing outside. The other story tells about the a rogue tooth fairly.

I hate how the homeschoolers are sterotype. If you ever TALK to people you will know.


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  KSnapdragon | Dec 23, 2020 |
I enjoyed this tale within a tale about a tooth fairy name "What the Dickens?". It had a good moral about believing in something, even if they are different from what others believe, when things are toughest. In one word, hope. Never lose it and keep your childlike ability to accept and believe in the impossible. Definitely a fun one to read to kids. ( )
  tamara.fowler23 | Mar 30, 2020 |
I tried and finished, this was very child- like and not what I expected from the author of the fantastic "Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West". The was too much personification , I was lost for a moment there :/ ( )
  MrNattania72 | Mar 17, 2020 |
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"A winner for Maguire's fans of all ages."
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"This story contains a certain creepiness, an element that seems to thrill."
added by Awesomeness1 | editLos Angeles Times
 
"Gregory Maguire does for the dark and stormy night what he did for the witches in WICKED."
added by Awesomeness1 | editThe New York Times Book Review
 
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It is equal to living in a tragic land
To live in a tragic time.
- Wallace Stevens, "Dry Loaf"

We live in the most brightly illuminated of dark ages.
- Paul Heins, in conversation
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For the tempest-tossed: past, present, and to come
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By evening, when the winds rose yet again, the power began to stutter at half-strength, and the sirens to fail.
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As a terrible storm rages, ten-year-old Dinah and her brother and sister listen to their cousin Gage's tale of a newly-hatched, orphaned, skibberee, or tooth fairy, called What-the-Dickens, who hopes to find a home among the skibbereen tribe, if only he can stay out of trouble.

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