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Fairest of All: Whatever After, Book 1

Fairest of All: Whatever After, Book 1

Written by Sarah Mlynowski

Narrated by Emily Eiden


Fairest of All: Whatever After, Book 1

Written by Sarah Mlynowski

Narrated by Emily Eiden

ratings:
4.5/5 (66 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Apr 1, 2014
ISBN:
9780545655750
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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

In this fresh, funny new middle grade series, 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.

Released:
Apr 1, 2014
ISBN:
9780545655750
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Sarah Mlynowski is the bestselling author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have); I See London, I See France; Don’t Even Think About It; Think Twice; Milkrun; Fishbowl; Bras & Broomsticks; the Whatever After series; and more. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and optioned to Hollywood. Sarah was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City. Visit her at www.sarahm.com and find her everywhere @sarahmlynowski.


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What people think about Fairest of All

4.5
66 ratings / 12 Reviews
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  • (4/5)
    The Good Stuff Charming and sweet Reminded me of some of Meg Cabot's middle grade Perfect for the reluctant reader Loved the humour, quirky and fun (very Canadian) It was refreshing to read a novel geared towards young girls that was sweet and innocent. It was the sort of thing I would have loved to read at that age. I know quite a few customers at my store that will enjoy this one - sold a copy of it last week to this sweet little girl - she read the first page and said mom we have to buy this Great opening paragraph - will hook the reader in right away - also made me giggle and I am 42 Nice twist on the fractured fairy tale genre good role model for young girlsThe Not So Good Stuff Would have liked a little more development but hey this is written for a young girl not an old momFavorite Quotes/Passages"Maybe in Smithville a room filled with books is called a media room, but it smells just like the libray in my old, normal school. Musty. Dusty. Papery.""My whole body tenses. I do not like hissing. Especially hissing mirrors.""That's not the real story. That's the Disney version."Who Should/Shouldn't Read Perfect for the reluctant reader Fans of Meg Cabot's MG stuff will enjoy4 Dewey's I received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review
  • (4/5)
    When no-nonsense fifth-grader Abby and her little brother Jonah are sucked into the ornate mirror in their basement, they find themselves in the world of fairy tales. They soon stumble across a quaint cottage, just in time to stop a young woman from taking a poisoned apple from an old witch. But what they don't realize at the time is that, by changing Snow White's story, they may have robbed her of her happy ending. Abby is determined to make it right, no matter what that entails -- which is how she, Jonah, and Snow White end up hanging out with the seven dwarfs, climbing trees to avoid Prince Charming, and sneaking around the evil witch's castle. Will they be able to fix Snow White's story . . . and still make it home before their parents start to worry?This was a cute enough story, but it never really engaged me. I think it's one of those children's books best left to actual children. I'll recommend it to them, but adults looking for fairy tale retellings should probably look elsewhere.
  • (5/5)
    I love the fairytale books cute read the narrator had an excited voice but perfect for the age
  • (4/5)
    I read Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski early last year. It wasn’t the greatest book, but I liked it. When I saw that she had a children’s book out, I thought it looked cute. Then my 9-year-old niece got it, and I asked if I could borrow it.

    Fairest of All is a retelling of Snow White’s story, and it was really cute. It was a super quick read (170 pages in under 2 hours!), but it was fun, too!

    The book is told from Abby’s perspective, a 10-year-old girl with aspirations of being a judge when she grows up. She’s the most responsible, and probably smartest, 10-year-old I’ve ever “known”.

    I watched the Disney version of Snow White not that long ago, and I certainly didn’t love it as much as I did when I was a kid. She’s too prim, her voice is too high, and it’s just kind of boring. But Sarah Mlynowski reinvents the story in a totally believable, 2000′s kind of way. I definitely found it more interesting, and the twist at the end was great!

    In short, I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has ever liked fairy tales, especially Snow White. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
  • (2/5)
    character sounded whiny and it was a boring story. ok for little kids
  • (5/5)

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    How Abby talks about background where she came from because that’s really nice to give a little bit of background of the character in a book.

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