Stupid Cupids by Gregory Maguire
Published by O’Brien Press, 2002
by Kilmihil Library Children’s Book Club
Cupids is based in Canada around St. Valentines Day. Fawn Petros
is sent a vase from her aunt in Greece. She brings the vase to school
for show and tell and unfortunately the vase is broken. Astonishingly,
from inside the vase come four cupids who were put in there thousands
of years before by a witch whom they had annoyed (they made a herd
of goats fall in love with her!).
Miss Earth, does not like St. Valentines Day as it reminds her of
her fiancé who was killed in a tragic accident. The children
want to help her find someone new to love and with the help of the
cupids they set out to solve all her love problems. However, things
do not go as planned and Miss Earth, thanks to the bad aim of cupids’
arrows, falls in love with some very strange and amazing things.
After much confusion
and chaos things are sorted out and the children send the cupids
back to Greece to the heat where they belong.
enjoyed the humour in the book and thought it was quite good. Many
thought that they would not like it before reading it, because of
the title, and they thought it would be a ‘soppy love story’,
but enjoyed the chaos created by the stupid cupids. They did however
find that the book contained quite a lot of characters and this
was quite confusing at times.
This book is
one of Maguire’s Tattletales vs. Copycats series. Others in
the series are Six Haunted Hairdos, Five Alien Elves and Seven Spiders
7 out of 10.