The Last of the Gullivers
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The Last of the Gullivers

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A stunning sequel to a storytelling classic, with a contemporary twist

Michael Pine is a boy with no direction in life. Mixed up in gangs, he is headed straight for a juvenile detention center. Until he is given a second chance and discovers a world beyond his imagination. A world of Lilliputians - people the mere size of a thumb. But this is a world in terrible danger, a...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 19th 2012 by Philomel
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The Last of the Gullivers is an entertaining middle grade novel that has a tie-in to the classic, Gulliver’s Travels. It’s not really a retelling so much as a sequel. What a unique way of celebrating a classic children’s story.

The Lilliputians are tiny, standing only a few inches tall. They are a little bit silly because they let their emotions and foolish superstitions dictate much of their lives. Most of the Lilliputians are basically kind and they are content with what they have. As they come...more
Ms. Yingling
Michael Pine has a difficult life, and doesn't help himself out of his bad circumstances. After a run in with the police following gang-related activities, he ends up working in a grocery shop as part of his community service punishment. This helps him a lot-- he is able to help the owner a great deal and establish himself as reliable. The gang activity still beckons, but he has enough support to stay strong. He has also discovered, in the gardens of an elderly man, an entire village of Lilliput...more
Carol Wilcox
An orphan boy (in England???) discovers a colony of Lilliputians in an elderly villager's backyard. Kind of a Roald Dahl-ish sense of humor. Found myself liking the main character and really wishing for more interesting character development and plot.
Nancy Jo Lambert
Well, not great. This was a great concept ill developed. There was minimal character development. The plot was not exciting and moved slowly.
What a peculiar book -- something in the way it reads is so dispassionate, and yet there is a compelling story there.
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