Tales of Whimsy by Stacie Sugioka
I had the pleasure of meeting Stacie Sugioka at the Imagine Other Worlds with Authors Signing Event in July. One of the other organizers was gracious enough to loan me a copy of Stacie’s first publication, Tales of Whimsy: Four Stories of Unlikely Heroes.
Coming in at 52 pages, Tales of Whimsy won’t take most readers more than a day to read. It was a refreshing break from my normal fare. I often struggle with short stories and novellas because I am one of those readers always wanting more time with the plot and characters. But, somehow, in a few short pages (one of the stories is just over 3 pages), Ms. Sugioka is able to tell a complete bite-sized stories.
With a little more editing to clean up story continuity, especially in the first story, Ms. Sugioka will become a stronger storyteller who is able to write stories for children as she does in “Jebediah, the Unlikely Hero, and the Three Plagues of the Kingdom,” and for adults as she does in “The Fortune Maker.” If you are looking for a lighter, quick read and one that you could share with your children, I would definitely recommend Tales of Whimsy: Four Stories of Unlikely Heroes.
The Quick Book Review
Tales of Whimsy: Four Stories of Unlikely HeroesAuthor: Stacie Sugioka
Published on: July 24, 2015
Genres: fantasy, fairy tales & folklore, anthologies and short stories
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My Rating: Thumbs Up