Author Book Review

Author Interviews 2017 by Bianca Gubalke

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman

Every now and then, a special book comes along that just brightens our day; this is the case of “The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman”, a magical realism novel for young adults by Californian author Robin Gregory.

It is a tale born from real life experience that took many years to mature and complete into the multiple award-winning piece of literature it is now.


Even an earthquake responds to love and brings forth a hero

‘The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman’ is a book that stands out.

It’s not a simple quick read, the one you zoom through alongside a gazillion of other things. And it certainly appeals to many readers, young in years or young at heart, who can identify with a battered underdog on his wondrous path to becoming a hero.

Just as the disabled Moojie in his fierce longing to belong, we all are on a journey together – all of us individuals with different virtues and traits, all of us from different environments, and all of us connected as family, community, one species. The difference lies in what drives us! This may be a passion, an inner knowing, our imagination, a dream, an openness to always expect the magical within the real – that sacred space where victims turn into heroes.

If you lean into the meaning, magic, humor and the rhythm of this exquisite tale you’ll find a gem your heart will treasure. And happily recommend.

Bianca Gubalke

It took me a while to read it as I wanted to give the book the space it deserves, and allow myself the time to dive into the author’s world, see the characters come alive and create a story I could resonate with . . . and discover astonishing parallels with  “The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”.  

Abandoned. Alone. Lost. Handicapped. Hurt. Looking for family. For connection. LOVE. And finding it DESPITE ALL IMPROBABILITIES . . . because YES! We can! 

The theme seems to be floating in the air. Answers are needed – more than ever before – in a world collapsing in chaos and fear where it’s easy to lose touch with our own inner knowing and magic, within the so-called ‘real’. And yet, that’s what change is all about . . . and if phoenix could and can rise from the ashes, so can we . . . and so did Piu Piu!

Thank you for your interest and do have a look at Robin Gregory’s work.