Whatever After #1: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski
A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale–from bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski
Mirror, mirror, on the basement wall . . .
Once upon a time my brother and I were normal kids. The next minute? The mirror in our basement slurped us up and magically transported us inside Snow White’s fairy tale.
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.
But hey — we’re heroes We stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. Hooray Or not. If Snow White doesn’t die, she won’t get to meet her prince. And then she won’t get her happy ending. Oops.
Now it’s up to us to:
– Avoid getting poisoned
– Sneak into a castle
– Fix Snow White’s story
And then, fingers crossed, find our way home.
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (May 1, 2012)
Praise for Whatever After #1: Fairest of All
“I tore through FAIREST OF ALL in one sitting and loved, loved, loved it It’s inventive, hilarious, and full of adventure and surprises.” — Leslie Margolis, author of The Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries
“Giddy, fizzy, hilarious fun ” — Lauren Myracle, author of LUV YA BUNCHES
“An uproariously funny read. The swift pace of the tale and non-stop action . . . will enchant readers from the first page.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Hilarious . . . with unexpected plot twists and plenty of girl power.” — Booklist
“This delightful kick-off to the series demonstrates Mlynowski’s prowess at writing for middle-graders.” — Publishers Weekly
“Sarah Mlynowski’s spunky heroine injects some girl-power into Snow White for a wonderful reading adventure the whole family will enjoy. Tons of fractured fairy tale fun!” — Meg Cabot, author of Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls and The Princess Diaries
Loved this adorable fairy tale! It is perfect for little girls that enjoy witty, sarcastic humor and a little bit of adventure.
The writing is fun and upbeat, with Abby’s voice coming through consistently. It is a funny story that will delight children of the target age group (8 and up). I love the way the main characters ruin Snow White’s story. And how they fix it again. Very fun.
About the Author:
Sarah is the author of BRAS &
BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and
PARTIES & POTIONS—all in the YA ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well
as GIMME A CALL and the upcoming TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY
SHOULDN’T HAVE). Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also
wrote HOW TO BE BAD.
Sarah’s five novels for adults, MILKRUN,
FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS and ME VS. ME, were published
by Red Dress Ink. She also co-wrote a guide to writing chick lit (SEE
JANE WRITE), co-edited two bestselling charity collections (GIRLS’ NIGHT
IN and GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT), and contributed to various anthologies
(AMERICAN GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, SIXTEEN: STORIES ABOUT THAT SWEET AND BITTER
BIRTHDAY, 21 PROMS, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), FIREWORKS and VACATIONS
Sarah’s books have been translated into twenty-one
languages. Originally from Montreal, she now lives and writes in New