What-the-Dickens? Fans Chat With Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Candlewick Press and BookSense.com partnered to host an an online chat with bestselling author Gregory Maguire. The chat gave fans an opportunity to ask Maguire about his newest title, What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy, in stores now.

What-the-Dickens is a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth and penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee (tooth fairy) who is working as an Agent of Change (trading coins for teeth), and he learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen to which he hopes to belong.

During the chat, which BookSense.com stores had the option of featuring on their websites, participants asked Maguire about what happens to the characters following the conclusion of the book, what the chances are for a sequel, and whether he had a particular "soundtrack " in mind while writing What-the-Dickens. Maguire also offered fans insight about his beliefs regarding magic and fairies, his sources of inspiration, his favorite characters in What-the-Dickens, and more.

Read the full transcript of the chat with Gregory Maguire on BookSense.com.