This is already off our reading list because of our opinions of it, but it also seems that it is more a “bringing the story to a modern audience” adaptation than a typical “retelling of a fairy tale” that I had originally thought. We will not be nominating this title for our Mock Newbery Award, but instead, will be recommending it to others as a good read.
See what we are reading for our 2016 Mock Newbery awards by clicking on the categories under 2015-2016 Club in the category list to the left. We love comments from authors and readers in other Newbery clubs. Please feel free to add some!