Gregory Maguire is the unofficial king of the twisted fairy tale. What-the-Dickens, the “story of a rogue tooth fairy is another classic tome by Maguire where he gives you a glimpse inside the world of the skibbereen, the tiny creatures that have assumed the task of retrieving discarded teeth and leaving coins for human youths. If you want to know why you have to peek into Maguire’s mind and the best way to do that is to read the book.
Maguire’s imagination is again enjoyable to partake and I am happy that he found this career in which to share it. What The Dickens is a very enjoyable novel and unlike some of his other books is appropriate to read to your children.