Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Gammage Cup

Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. What you do is share the opening line(s) of the book you are currently reading and briefly discuss what you think about the opening line or the book or whatever else inspires you. Make sure to share your entry with Rose City Reader and in my comments below.

Here's my Book Beginning:

"In the long far off
Of the land Outside
Brave Minnipins lived
And some of them died."

- The Gammage Cup, by Carol Kendall

I haven't started this one yet, but it opens up with a poem written by the character, Gummy, about the Minnipins. The opening line is the first stanza of the poem. I'm intrigued by the opening, though I can only say it is about a race of people called Minnipins. It's also interesting to note that one of the characters in the novel is named Muggles...


  1. That's a neat beginning, I like it. Not my genre of choice but I wouldn't turn my nose up if you handed me that book on a plane :)

  2. Nice poem to start and I like the cover. Thanks for visiting. New follower.

  3. Very interesting poem. This is slightly off topic but Minnipins makes me think of Min Pins. I have a Min Pin named Roxy and she is quite brave. Have a great weekend.

    1. Ha! That's great! Thanks for visiting!

  4. I have seen this book in my media center for years but have never cracked the cover. Thanks for the peek inside. Happy reading!

  5. Well, I wasn't expecting that last line.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!