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A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the...
A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the Periods, the leading family of an isolated mountain valley, and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack.
Posted August 8, 2010
This book is a Fantasy story, not Science Fiction as another review says, but I think anyone would like it. If there was a Detailed Rating for originality, I would give 5 stars, but only because that is the most possible. The author creates an enthralling world with likable, unique characters. There are no all powerful wizards here, or beautiful elf-women warriors, but I believe you will like this book all the more for putting ordinary characters to the test. The Gammage Cup is one of my very favorite books, and now I want to go read it again...
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Posted January 7, 2012
This book was purchased as a gift, using my past experience as an elementary teacher to judge something that would be interesting to the receiving party. Not only was it well-received by students I taught, it was also one of the favorite books of one of our own daughters. Very good for children (10 and up) who are interested in reading fantasy-type material.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2007
Posted March 6, 2007
I was swept away at once. The author uses a slightly modern style so that readers can relate to the fairytale characters. This book has everything you could ask for--adventure, mystery, humor, and even a touch of romance. I really reccomend this for people who like fanciful fiction that holds a good plot and fun characters. However, I do NOT reccomend this for younger children, as it may be to tense or sad at parts. An older person may wish to read it first, just to be sure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 2006
Posted October 18, 2004
The Minnipins are short people who live in The Land Between the Mountains, they dress the same and live in houses that all look the same. Long ago, Gammage, the leader of the Minnipins led them to war against the Hairless Ones. The Hairless Ones were fat creatures with barely any hair and had a horrifying battle cry. The war fought on for days and days until rain filled up a riverbed which blocked the entrance to the Minnipins village and stopped the hairless ones from coming back in. Today the Minnipins still live life the same way, dress the same, live in the same looking houses, but they have lost their past and live life with a history of false information. Every Minnipin in the village are the same except for Muggles, Gummy the Poet and Walter the Earl. They all dress differently, believe in what they want to believe in, and speak their minds. One day Walter the Earl digs in his backyard and finds a bunch of ancient scrolls, weapons, and armor. These items all tell the real history of the Minnipins. Walter the Earl then shows this new information to the higher class of Minnipins called the Periods. The Periods do not believe that the information is true and they then banish him along with the other believers, Muggles, Gummy, Curley Green, and Mingy, out of the village and into the mountains. After a few days of living in the mountains they then discover a new passageway that was made to enter in and out of the mountain. When they go to check it out they then find out that the hairless ones have returned for revenge. Now it is up to the 5 outcasts to help save the people who have banished them and save the race of Minnipins from becoming extinct. Can they save themselves along with the whole village of Minnipins? In order to find out you must read 'The Gammage Cup' by: Carol Kendall. I myself enjoyed this book a lot. It was filled with a lot of fantasy, action, plot surprises, and humor. It is a book all ages can enjoy. I highly recommend that everyone reads The Gammage Cup. It is a book that once you start reading you will never want to put it down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2001
I loved this book when I read it as a child. Recently, I pulled it off my parents' bookshelf and read it to my ten year old daughter. It was even better than I had remembered. As a little girl, I had missed the book's message about the importance of valuing individual differences. Also, I hadn't recognized the beauty of the writing. My daughter and I couldn't put this book down. As a fifth grade teacher, I recommend it as a great read aloud, as a way to introduce a unit on fantasy and as a book that could be adapted for a class play.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2001
I read this book for the first time when I was in elementary school. Now I'm in high school and it's still a favorite of mine. I can really relate to the character of Muggles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2000
I read this book in Middle School, then again, in college. It is a wonderful story for readers of all ages. It is a reflection on the rigidity of order, and how individuality is often an advantage, not hindrance. This is terrific reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2010
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