Friday, March 2, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny by Michael Mullin

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I recently got a file from Michael Mullin in my email He sent me his second TaleSpins book. This one is called The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny. Since I enjoyed 8: The Previously Unknown Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, I started to read it right away. It is "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." It is also told in verse.

This is the story of Penny Lemieux.Most of it's strange, but all of it's true.
Friday 56:
The cottage room was neat and clean. It
smelled like cinnamon toast.
There was nothing scary about it at all
(which was the thing that scared Penny the most!)
How do you feel about stories in verse?


  1. I like verse stories if done well.

    This looks fun.

  2. Agree with Freda, if done well verse is amazing! And the cover looks great! Hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. Hehe, I like the verses. And cinnamon toast!

    Here's my Friday 56: Friday 56 @ Megan Likes Books

  4. Ha! I like the beginning. "Most of it is strange..."

    Here's my Friday:

  5. Thanks Kathy and commenters! Just to let you know, Penny will be FREE on amazon tomorrow (Saturday) through Tuesday. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

    - Michael


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