The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny

The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny

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by Michael Mullin
     
 

From the author of "8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf" comes an original fairy tale about a teenage princess who hires the witch from "The Frog Prince" to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school. A troll she meets along the way thinks it's a very bad idea.

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From the author of "8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf" comes an original fairy tale about a teenage princess who hires the witch from "The Frog Prince" to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school. A troll she meets along the way thinks it's a very bad idea.

Editorial Reviews

Good Book Alert (blog) - Brandon Barney
Mullin has a curious and refreshing way of telling his stories, and it is one I enjoy deeply. ... One of the best things about the rhyming is that it leads you from sentence to sentence with a nice pace to it. This makes it a wonderfully simple read. It is also very reminiscent of the fairy tales. ... Mullin has a great way of exposing his characters through past events; giving us backstory as we develop that will send tingles down your spine.
Love of Books (blog) - Christy X
There’s just something about a story told or wrote in rhyme that I love. But not just any old rhyming tale will do; I need it witty, fun, and clever. Thankfully, Mullin does this well. ... The author did a good job with the twists and bringing everything together. Anyone who can think and write like that has my respect.
Books & Other Creative Adventures (blog) - Coreena McBurnie
This is a twist on traditional fairy tales, told in verse. It is a short and entertaining read. I love twists on other stories and Michael Mullin is very good at them. ... He plays with familiar stereotypes, both in high school and in fantasy, to make something new.
Pages Unbound (blog) - Krysta X
Mullin’s fairy tale retellings set themselves apart from others on the market with their conscious inclusion of the readers as both participants and audience. ... Fans of fairy tales will enjoy this refreshing addition to the market. Michael Mullin is clearly just getting started on what promises to be an exciting adventure in publishing. His sensitivity to his audience as well as his pointed sense of humor mark him as an author whom readers should watch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045103961
Publisher:
Michael Mullin
Publication date:
11/21/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
642 KB

Meet the Author

Michael grew up in New England, where all his sports loyalties remain. His current Pasadena CA life is pretty much run by his 11-year-old twins (despite his best efforts to appear as if he is running theirs). His TaleSpins™ books are coming to print in a one volume collection in 2013. He is also the co-author of the Larry Gets Lost™ children's book series.

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The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Daniela07 More than 1 year ago
Mean girl vs. princess vs. the witch who turned a prince into a frog. Penny could have made it through high school without the help of black magic, but where's the fun in that? Witches make things messy. They're tricky and can get really ugly when they're mad. Penny, unfortunately, went shopping to the wrong place and pissed off the wrong person. Her plan to get revenge rebounded. So in my review of 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf I'd rambled on about how much fun it was and how much the writing resembled Dr.Seuss's and how I read it all in one go because it was really cool.  Yeah, this was no different. The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny is hilariously cute. It's the plan of revenge that goes wrong and ends up with a happily ever after... or not? (dun, dun, duuuuuun)  Penny wants to humiliate the mean girl at her school for picking on her all the time, so when she finds an witch's ad on a magazine for potions Penny takes the opportunity and visits the witch's cottage... in the dark forest... across a rickety old bridge... where she meets a nosy troll by the name of Jink. It's a lot more cuter than 8, but just as awesome. The story itself is pretty predictable, but it's fun to read and reread and rereread  I recommend this one just as highly as I recommend 8. They're both great short poems!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Michael Mullin.) This is a short story, written in rhyme. Princess Penny is not popular at school, and wants to get revenge on her arch rival Darcy. After seeing an advert for a witch in a magazine, Penny sets off to find her and to get a spell for revenge on Darcy, but things don’t go according to plan, and Penny finds herself in hot water. This was an okay story, but I didn’t like it as much as the first story in the series. Penny seemed a little immature, and didn’t seem to realise that at times her own behaviour was similar to that of Darcy’s, and she didn’t really have time to spend on people who weren’t involved in her revenge plan. I think the main problem with this for me, was that the lines were too long. This may sound weird, but I found it hard to keep the pace of the lines so that they rhymed properly, and often had to read the lines twice or more to get the effect that I thought the author was going for. Because of this, the poetry aspect felt a little like hard work, which was a shame. The storyline was okay, but I think it would probably be more suited to a younger reader, as overall the pace seemed quite slow, and the ideas were quite simplistic. I personally wanted to read faster to find out what happened more quickly, but couldn’t because of the issues with the length of the lines as mentioned earlier. Overall; this was an okay story, but it felt a little slow. 6.5 out of 10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks good. I am going to get it. I will let you know how it is. Annoymous :) Ps. I am rating it one star because idk how it is yet.