Title: The Gammage Cup: A Novel of the Minnipins Author(s): Carol Kendall, Elizabeth Enright ISBN: / (USA edition). A book about a few citizens of an imaginary village who dare to question some long-held but false beliefs in the community, and are ostracized as a result. Many of the Minnipins, particularly the overbearing Period family, are self- centered and greedy for the prize of the Gammage Cup; their actions to attain this goal.
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I read this to my grandchildren and they enjoyed it immensely. They end up thwarting an attack, which results in everyone doing a group hug at the end. Morality The morality is good and clean.
The primary Minnipins, on the other hand, are very distinctive – we know more about how they think and feel and act. This is the kind of book that teaches kids valuable lessons while they’re not looking. Another thing to love: It is not angsty, and it has no romance. I found myself encouraged and comforted by this story, and the hope and acceptance it embodies.
I remember vividly the first time I read it.
This book describes a village where there is tremendous pressure to all be and look the same. True, there are Hobbits named Bilbo and Frodo and Mungo, but none of these has the English associations that Kendall’s names do.
There are flaws with this book, starting with the absence of a good description of Minnipins. The Minnipins are a people who have lost their history. It is therefore up to outsiders like Muggles, Gummy, Curley Green, and Walter the Earl to provide solid evidence that their friends’ lives are in danger, or risk losing them all in a battle for which they gammate not prepared.
Walter the Earl brings an iron sword from the vault. Everything was wrapped up a bit quickly and easily. A review of the book by Horn Book Magazine said, “This highly creative fantasy However, when it comes to battle, the Mushrooms are treated like non-humans or animals—alien.
The Gammage Cup (Minnipins, book 2) by Carol Kendall
Audiobook and cartoon versions of the book were also created. It was all right but I didn’t find it to be any thing special. The cover was intriguing.
They dress differently, speak their minds, and — when Walter the Earl finds a package of old scrolls and swords — dare to disagree with the Minnipin leaders.
Sep 10, Elevetha rated it it was ok Shelves: It was like returning home. In yammage mines, Mingy sees several hairless creatures with mushroom-colored skin round bellies and big ears and wearing tight, brownish-white clothes. It’s not often that I find a jewel like this in my school readers!
This was a quick read for me and enjoyable, although I do not know if I will read the rest of the series. This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom. Are they like Hobbits?
Read the rest of my review here: Now, it is up to the rebels to save the very people who have turned them out. It would also make a nice read-aloud provided you can pronounce the abbreviation names and don’t mind occasionally having to show an illustration to your listeners so they don’t miss anything.
Yet sometimes heroes turn up when they are least expected For lack of a better comparison, it really reminded me a lot of some of the fantasy cartoons I watched as a kid – The Gummi Bears, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, and The Smurfs, for example – which are set in vaguely medieval-inspired fantasy kingdoms with no particularly complicated mythology behind them. The only reason it took so long to for me to read is because I have been quite busy recently; I could have read it in a single afternoon.
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