" Jepp has a decent life as the son of a successful innkeeper, but because of his short stature he knows his options are limited. The day a nobleman arrives at the inn and offers Jepp a place at court, his curiosity overrides his misgivings, and he leaves everything he has ever known to become a sort of performing pet among other dwarves at the palace of the Infanta in Brussels. This is only the beginning of Jepp's adventures, and although I felt the book dragged a little in the middle and the first person present tense voice sometimes grew annoying, the plot is unique enough to propel one on to the end. The author informs us in an afterword that Jepp was a real person though only a footnote to history, and she peoples her book with other real people, including Tycho Brahe, who was a fascinating personage in himself. Upper teen, adult. "
— Phoebe, 2/9/2014