Posted on 6/18/2013
Reviewed by Debbie, McClay Staff
Alex Flinn is a master of retelling fairy tales and Cloaked is like a fairy tale "mash up"! The Frog Prince, The Six Swans and The Elves and the Shoemaker, just to name a few. Johnny is just an average guy working at a hotel shoe repair counter when a famous party princess comes to town. Add a talking fox, hungry giants, six enchanted swans and a magical best friend that has loved him forever and you have a fun "once upon a time" novel. This is a 2013-2014 Truman Award nominee and would highly recommend to young readers that like fairy tales with a little humor and adventure thrown into the mix.