Whatever After #1: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski

Whatever After #1: Fairest of All

bySarah Mlynowski

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

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A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale - from bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski!

In this fresh, funny new middle-grade novel, bestselling YA author Sarah Mlynowski writes for a younger audience for the first time! In each book, Abby and her younger brother Jonah visit the magic mirror in their basement at night, and the mirror transports them inside a different fairy tale.

In the first magical adventure, Abby and Jonah find themselves tangled in Snow White's story. Once there, they accidentally change key events in the tale! In order for Snow White to get her happy ending, it's up to Abby and Jonah to make things right.

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SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of Bras & Broomsticks, Frogs & French Kisses, Spells & Sleeping Bags, Parties & Potions, Gimme a Call, and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have). Sarah was born in Montreal, studied English Literature at McGill, then moved to Toronto, where she worked as a bookseller at a children's bookstore. Sa...
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Title:Whatever After #1: Fairest of AllFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 7.83 × 5.76 × 0.72 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545403308

ISBN - 13:9780545403306

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A note from Sarah Mlynowski:As a kid, I had two favorite kinds of bedtime stories. The first were about a little girl named Sarah who lived in Montreal, just like I did, but magic stuff happened to her, like she had a magic umbrella and could fly, or a magic fork that could turn vegetables into chocolate. The second were fractured fairy tales. Since I was not a fan of vegetables, when my mom told me the story of "The Princess and the Pea", the queen put Smarties under the girl's mattress to see if she was a true princess. When I became a writer I wondered: What if I combined the two? What if a regular girl magically fell into a fairy tale and fractured it? And that's how I got the idea for my new series, Whatever After.

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From Whatever After: Fairest of All:Once upon a time my life was normal.Then the mirror in our basement ate us.Do you think I'm joking? Do you think I'm making this up? You do, don't you?You're thinking, Um, Abby, mirrors don't usually go ahead and slurp people up. Mirrors just hang on the wall and reflect stuff.Well, you're wrong. So very WRONG.Everything I'm going to tell you is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I'm not making anything up. And I'm not a liar, or a crazy person who thinks she's telling the truth but secretly isn't.I am, in fact, an extremely logical, extremely practical, and extremely un-crazy ten-year-old girl whose life went completely berserk after her parents forced her to move to Smithville.Still don't believe me? You will when you hear all the facts. You will when you hear the whole story.Let me start at the beginning.

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Praise for Whatever After:"An uproariously funny read. The swift pace of the tale and non-stop action... will enchant readers from the first page." -Kirkus Reviews"This delightful kick-off to the series demonstrates Mlynowski's prowess at writing for middle-graders." -Publisher Weekly"Abby's conversational narration is witty and charming, and Jonah's one-liners are snappy and clever. A light, fun adventure." -School Library Journal"There's lots of hilarious artistic license here (three of the seven dwarfs are women; one has pink hair), along with unexpected plot twists and plenty of girl power. Tween girls... will find this title is just right." -Booklist"The combination of comical elements and series of misadventures that the siblings experience creates a satisfying adventure story that young readers will enjoy." -CM Magazine