The theme seems to be that fairy tales are true and this particular tale explains the origin of the land it comes from. The ostensible fairy tale has a parallel story--told in introductions and in footnotes written by imaginary scholars in the land of Arcadia, whose great Queen was Sophia the Wise. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the snotty saves the day davies tod zaboly gary gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. In the main story, Snotty becomes Sun God of the Garden Gnomes and, later, leads an army of Teddy Bears against them. Praise For Snotty Saves the Day: The History of Arcadia… The most audacious and unusual book I have read this year.
Davies blends folklore, fairy tales, fantasy, and even oral tradition—and does so brilliantly. A criminal mastermind at the tender age of 12, Snotty longs for a better life and is working hard to save his money to move out of his run down house and deteriorating neighborhood. He lives with his wife Cora in Riverdale, New York, overlooking the Hudson River. In the end, Snotty saves the day no spoilers; it's right there in the title , but maybe that's not what should have happen What a strange little book. Davies blends folklore, fairy tales, fantasy, and even oral tradition--and does so brilliantly. The theme seems to be that fairy tales are true and this particular tale explains the origin of the land it comes from. Nicely done, and definitely worth reading! Glad to have made it past Snotty.
With it, a mysterious message: another world's scientists have discovered the laws of the universe are found in--fairy tales. It is framed as a scholarly retelling of one of the primal myths of the land of Arcadia, complete with footnotes in which the author cites other scholars with whom she profoundly disagrees. If that's you, you'd best pass Snotty on by, because I don't think you'll like it. I guess when you're the publisher, you can guarantee yourself a sequel. The theme seems to be that fairy tales are true and this particular tale explains the origin of the land it comes from.
The E-mail message field is required. The first two novels in the series are Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent. This fairytale for adults or smart kids , took me to places I didn't expect. Snotty Saves the Day The History of Arcadia 1 by Tod Davies, Gary Zaboly Illustrator A book arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love. And so short, which made my lack of progress so frustrating.
I found this a very odd book and am not sure how I feel about it. Snotty--the unlikely hero of this tale--is a streetwise adolescent mastermind transported to a mystical realm where the fate of the world rests on discovering who he really is. No fee was paid by the author for this review. Each book includes bonus Arcadian legends and fairy tales, and relates how the manuscript crossed the barriers between Arcadia and our own world to arrive at Exterminating Angel Press. I'm giving it a positive rating because of its originality and thought-provoking philosophy, but I'm not sure to whom I would actually recommend it. With it, a mysterious message: another world's scientists have discovered the laws of the universe are found in--fairy tales.
. Every time I thought the main character had learned something important, the lesson didn't seem to stick for very long. A quirky, intelligent, and imaginative read for mid-teens and up. No matter the age, anyone who enjoys reading or studying fairy or folk tales and fantasy will especially enjoy this. Recommended for fans of C. Frank Baum, as well as quite familiar bits that you can't quite put your finger on, but you know they are a part of you.
It has an interesting premise and it looked like it would be an odd fairy tale. He lives with his wife Cora in Riverdale, New York, overlooking the Hudson River. As Snotty's perceptions of might and right are upended, the scholarly footnotes point toward a deeper truth—that in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest, the snottiest. Much like Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent is also a political allegory that asks its reader to reflect on gender roles, popular culture, and dominant ideologies. In the book, you read an old story that supposedly got left in the woods behind a publisher's house, left by historians from another dimension. I enjoyed the ultimate destination of the story, however, I could see how some readers would not push their way past the first part. Since I'm a completist, I got the first volume from the library and have a copy of the harder to find 2nd volume coming in the mail.
Character development was of the one step forward, two steps back variety. With Mike Madrid's illustrations throughout appropriately compared to Arthur Rackham's , this title shows how comfortably fairy tales can encompass the fits and foibles of current times. Snottythe unlikely hero of this taleis a streetwise adolescent mastermind transported to a mystical realm where the fate of the world rests on discovering who he really is. And so short, which made my lack of progress so frustrating. He is tempted by devilish Luc and saved when Lily later to become the first queen of Arcadia appears. Everything that happened was a surprise, from beginning to end. Davies lives with her husband Alex, and their two dogs, in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon, and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Boulder, Colorado.