A Fairy's Guide to Disaster (Away From Whipplethorn Book One)

A Fairy's Guide to Disaster (Away From Whipplethorn Book One)

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by A.W. Hartoin
     
 

~From USA Today Bestselling Author A.W. Hartoin~

Tiny fairies.  Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average girl, but Matilda is anything but average.  She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human

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~From USA Today Bestselling Author A.W. Hartoin~

Tiny fairies.  Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average girl, but Matilda is anything but average.  She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired.  Her mother won’t let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply.  Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting.  The only problem; humans aren’t on the list.  

Minutes into her first job, watching her sister and an obnoxious neighbor, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda’s afternoon babysitting job goes long term.    

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone.  She can lock the doors, but that doesn’t keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out.  Matilda’s up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045137812
Publisher:
A.W. Hartoin
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Series:
Away From Whipplethorn
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
9,864
File size:
313 KB
Age Range:
12 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

***Get Mercy Watts Mysteries For Free*** Sign up for A.W. Hartoin’s Mercy Watts Mysteries newsletter to get FREE books and new release alerts. No spam. Spam is evil. http://www.awhartoin.com/mercy-watts-lp.html A.W. Hartoin grew up in rural Missouri, but her grandmother lived in the Central West End area of St. Louis. The CWE fascinated her with it’s enormous houses, every one unique. She was sure there was a story behind each ornate door. Going to Grandma’s house was a treat and an adventure. As the only grandchild around for many years, A.W. spent her visits exploring the many rooms with their many secrets. That’s how Mercy Watts and the fairies of Whipplethorn came to be. As an adult, A.W. Hartoin decided she needed a whole lot more life experience if she was going to write good characters so she joined the Air Force. It was the best education she could’ve hoped for. She met her husband and traveled the world, living in Alaska, Italy, and Germany before settling in Colorado where she now lives with her family, a Great Dane, a skanky cat, and six bad chickens. Connect with A.W. Hartoin on http://www.awhartoin.com or www.facebook.com/A.W.Hartoin.

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A Fairy's Guide to Disaster (Away From Whipplethorn Book One) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit slow in the very begining but once you start you cant stop! A very good book for what it cost!
CatMG More than 1 year ago
I love this book which I read in no time - couldn't put it down. It reminded me of The Borrowers which I read as a kid and reread to my granddaughter. This wonderful fantasy of tiny fairies in the mantel and whole races of wood fairies in the antique mall makes for great adventure. I especially love Soren Maple, the leader of the fairies who look like sticks. Oh, for drawings or pictures. Matilda is the heroine of the tale who starts her babysitting career with the horrible Gerald. Boy, does this remind me of my own babysitting mishaps. Matilda is such a lovable character with all the fallacies of an adolescent but who steadfastly protects her charges through a war and on to a new home. I hope a sequel is in the works
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew she was a fairy because it had it in the title. Matiltda was a brave fairy. Her mantle(her home) was taken away to an antuic store. It was very interesting how she defended her self with fire.I think this was the best book i read! It is great for a free book. I thought it was going to be boring because all the athor books the author wrote cost money. You should get the book your self. Trust me it's a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well-written free 200 page book of the world from a fairy's point of view. Great little adventure tale. To the inquiry, the 'butterfly' on her finger in front of her eye has two legs and is wearing a dress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, if you like fairy's, or you love adventer. Read this book now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a great book especially if you are a fan of the fantasy genre. ever wondered what its like to be a fairy? not one of the princess types, but a "real" fairy. very enjoyable! fun for teens and tweens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK! STILL READING!!!!!!!!!!! Really enjoy this book. Still reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this! Not blood and guts or horror as is normal today. Sounds like written by a fairy lover. I will definitely follow this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it and the series are a big bounus to the adventure
Anonymous 3 days ago
This book is amazing. It rebresents a real life problem.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
There is not a butterfly by her eye It is a fairy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a fairy babysitter is not easy specifically if it's your first time babysitting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing story. My child is hard of hearing and it's so awesome to be able to read a story about a character with the same disability. Matilda over comes so many things with the help of friends and family. Showing that nothing should hold you back. It's a great story with an amazing theme. We can't wait to read more of her adventures.
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Already bought the second in the series - can't wait to go back to that world of 'fairy tales'.
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Plz stip writing nasty things i dont like it it is only for apporite stuff if u have something to ssy about it put your heading to music lover
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!