|Plot Summary of The Gammage Cup|
|"Muggles, a member of a humanoid race called the Minnipins, works hard (at baking and caring for a museum) and gets along well with others, but she doesn't fit in with the rest of her town; she's too artistic (she paints her door the wrong color, makes cookies in the shape of people, etc.), too different. The villagers use an upcoming 'best village' competition to exile Muggles and some other misfits: the village treasurer, a history buff, a poet, and an artist. Together, the five go off to form a new society. But when they discover an impending invasion by a dreaded enemy, it's up to the exiles to save all the Minnipins - and in the process, the village elders learn the value of people who are different. This book is fun, with a light and meaningful message that's very progressive, given that it was first published in 1959. The Gammage Cup is a Newbery Honor Book. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Gammage Cup|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
- one human from different culture of other humans
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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