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The Gammage Cup
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The Gammage Cup (urspr publ 1959; utgåvan 1969)

Serier: Minnipins (1)

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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.
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Titel:The Gammage Cup
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Info:Harcourt, Brace & World (1969), Paperback
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The Gammage Cup av Carol Kendall (1959)

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
I went back and forth on my rating for this, but in the end, I decided that though the magic is minor I didn't love the story enough to give it five stars.
That is a little odd because I loved the characters, loved the world, and loved the plot. I want more of the first two. ( )
  Wanda-Gambling | May 9, 2020 |
The Premise:

Muggles is content to lead a peaceful life, dwelling alone in her cozy cottage with her candymaking job and her neatly organized heaps of clutter.

But one day, her cheerful, quiet existence is interrupted by a strange and unsettling sight in the middle of the night. She's half-convinced it was all a dream.

But the next day--after an unexpected chance-meeting and other unusual occurrences--Muggles is gradually but inescapably drawn into the center of a series of events, conflicts, and adventures that will turn her little village upside down.

And with these things comes the threat of a mysterious and terrible danger that could destroy Muggles's whole world. . . .

My Thoughts:

I'm so glad I decided to reread this childhood favorite for the first time in several years. The Gammage Cup did not disappoint--it's every bit as wonderful and well-written as I remembered. Iremains a glowing, magical, and unique tale that will satisfy anyone who loves a good children's fantasy story. I enjoyed it just as much as I did when I was younger--even now that I'm an adult and a writer with more critical taste than I had back then.

Muggles and each of her friends are endearing, brave, and totally unique. Each of several unusual and totally unlikely heroes finds an essential part to play as they're caught up in an adventure, and each of them shows great and often unexpected courage. I love each of the main characters so dearly. And their story is magical, delightful, and exciting.

The Gammage Cup is such a bright, warm, joyful book--especially because the warmth and cheer comes through hardship, danger, and relational strife. I love that the main characters choose to determinedly and optimistically forge ahead despite adversity.

This book is so well-written. The writing style itself is at once sophisticated, accessible, and homey. Muggles and her narration have a keen and perceptive way of seeing the world and describing it in a perfect, precise, unique and down-to-earth way. The characterization is masterful--each character is vivid, lifelike, and unique--ranging from sweet to prickly, from ordinary to pompous, and from conniving to courageous. The themes and morals are penetrating, subtle, and full of truth and wisdom--and never heavy-handed or preachy. The plot is skillful and engaging, with riveting suspense and danger that build to an intense climax. The characters and humor are entertaining and often amusing.

These things are seamlessly woven together into a charming, delightful, unique, and imaginative tale. The Gammage Cup is an exciting fantasy adventure full of immense heart and sweetness, with plenty of swords, battles, danger, and daring thrown in.

I adored this book as a child, and I'm no less captivated by it as an adult. It's one of those books that is written for children, but can be enjoyed equally by a whole family or individuals of any age. it's a classic for a reason, and I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys wholesome and entertaining children's fantasy. ( )
  Aerelien | Mar 23, 2020 |
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.
  unsoluble | Feb 1, 2018 |
Meh. Reads like someone read The Hobbit and became poorly inspired to write her own version: smallish people (Minnipins) who live predictable lives and who generally shun difference; a small group of these folk (who are deemed different and so are banished) go off on their own on a quest of sorts and stumble onto magic swords that light up when the Mushroom People (human-like creatures who live in the mountains) attack, and so on. And written by someone who is no Tolkien. Yoicks. ( )
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