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Whimsical, sometimes touching, and with a narrative that moves like summer fireflies too quick to catch, The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is filled with enough wonder and magic to capture the imagination of preteen and early teens. While it is clear from an adult standpoint that that is the audience at whom this wonderfully written fable is aimed, the lessons underscoring this account of Moojie’s life widen its appeal considerably.
The reader is an observer of this fantastic tale, but one invested in its outcome. In essence, the chapters are like slideshows of Mojave’s life. If there is a caveat — at least for an adult reader — it is that the swiftness at which the author shows us Moojie’s life and adventures — and misadventures — fly by so quickly, it leaves little time to appreciate the many imaginative trappings. It also makes it difficult at first to make an emotional connection with Moojie, who for the first quarter of the book is somewhat bratty. I suspect that young teens and preteens however, will love the blistering pace, and appreciate Moojie’s growth and confusion as he encounters a world filled with magical realism; which might be the key to finding love and family, the two things he most wants in the world.
It is obvious right away that there is magic that lurks within Moojie — including a very special power I won’t reveal. This is despite the fact that he is crippled, and has trouble speaking and writing. Though he is adopted, things are not all peaches and cream in Moojie’s life where love is concerned.Read more ›
His improbable world of wonders bears some resemblance to the one that Lewis Carroll led Alice through, and much resemblance to the one we have the temerity to call ‘real’. How Moojie sees his world at first is bound up with how the unkind world sees Moojie. To what extent are the wonders surrounding our hero – the allegorically named Moojie Littleman - more improbable than the impossible wonders that so many people give credence to even now (praise the Lord!) when shaping their view of the world? If nothing is but thinking makes it so, then each of our realities is a figment of our own imagination. That’s good news. Robin Gregory’s imagination knows no bounds, but her feet are never far from ground we recognize: ignorance, prejudice and a willingness to kill in favour of one fantasy over another.
Moojie knows all too well how cruelly life can cripple you, but gradually learns how to sustain himself with his own spirit: falling back on the infinite power of his mind and the improbable wonder of words. Thoughts, after all, are only words that you get to decide whether or not to speak. Degrees of probability become irrelevant. Whenever ‘reality’ gets too much to bear, learn to harness the power of your mind. Leave the world of pain behind and embrace instead a world of wonders and infinite possibilities.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory belongs among the company of books that I have read which have nothing in common other than that they are odd. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PHILIP DODD
A surprising, highly individual novel with a big heart and a wild imagination, this is a book for eccentrics, for believers in wonders, for poets and readers who cherish words and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. S. Tate
An interesting story with well-developed characters--especially the lead character Moojie! The story is well-written with enough fantasy adventure to satisfy most any fan of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by SUMMER
This book is in the coming of age, YA category. The person growing up is Moojie Littleman. On top of the usual problems we encounter escaping from the dreary world of childhood... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ragnar
This is an ultimately inspiring story of a little boy who overcomes terrible adversity and a difficult upbringing to become a hero! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bill
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is a whimsically enchanting book with a strong message at its heart. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stuart Kenyon