If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After Series #2)

If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After Series #2)

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by Sarah Mlynowski
     
 

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Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.

Uh-oh.  Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live

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Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.

Uh-oh.  Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault!

To save the day we'll need to:
- Learn how to use a dustpan
- Stay out of jail
- Find Cinderella a job
- And make sure true love finds its way.

We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happily ever after is gone . . . forever!

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for WHATEVER AFTER #1: FAIREST OF ALL

"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

"Giddy, fizzy, hilarious fun!" -- Lauren Myracle, author of LUV YA BUNCHES

"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 Booklyn Mysteries

"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

Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
Four nights ago, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonas discovered that the mirror in their basement is enchanted and serves as a portal to another world. Every night since they returned from their adventure in Snow White's world, they have been trying to get the mirror to work again but each night nothing happens. Finally, on their fourth try, the mirror awakens and works its magic. This time, Abby and Jonas are transported right into the land of Floom and into the middle of Cinderella's fairy tale. Abby is determined they will not mess up this fairy tale like they did Snow White's...but it seems that messing up fairy tales is what this brother-sister team does best. Open up this chapter book, a part of the "Whatever After" series, for a wild rendition of Cinderella that is far different from the Disney or even Grimm Brothers version. Those readers that are looking for the traditional happily-ever-after ending may be slightly disappointed, but those interested in a fresh new twist will be pleasantly entertained. The distinct modern tone of the dialogue and plot will appeal to today's generation of young girls. Overall, this book is full of charming fun and laughter. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson
Kirkus Reviews
Intrepid siblings Abby and Jonah continue their adventures through the realm of fairy tales in this comical story (Fairest of All, 2012). Having recently returned--via magic mirror--from Snow White's world, 10-year-old Abby is searching for answers. She longs to discover why she and her brother were sent into the fairy tale. However, her investigation quickly goes awry when, instead of receiving an explanation, the duo is suddenly transported through the mirror and into a different tale. Once there, an accident involving Abby, the iconic glass slipper and Cinderella's foot alters the course of the traditional story. Soon, the siblings are racing against time to restore the fairy tale and return home. Once again Mlynowski cleverly revises a classic fairy tale, offering a fresh interpretation of Cinderella's story and giving it a modern update. In this version, a feisty fairy godmother challenges Cinderella to rely upon her own ingenuity--not a handsome prince--to remedy her situation, and a formerly mean stepsister becomes quite sympathetic and remorseful. Despite many humorous mishaps and a surprising transformation, the ever-resourceful Abby's savvy wit and Jonah's enthusiastic assistance overcome all obstacles. Readers bewitched by this lively series will enjoy this adventurous sequel. (Fantasy. 9-12)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545415675
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Whatever After Series, #2
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
194,113
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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). Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairy-tale-loving daughters. Visit Sarah online at www.sarahm.com.

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If the Shoe Fits 4.5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 99 reviews.
yup38 More than 1 year ago
Excellent! I finished it the day I got it. Which was today! I can't wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. I'm in grade 6 and found it a little slow and boring at times, but anyone younger (from 3rd grade to 5th grade) would love it. Just like the other book in the series, Abby and Jonah go through their magic mirror into a fairy tale... and mess it all up! If you are in any grade above 5th and you really want to read it, go ahead but I'm just recommending it to younger grades based on my reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi, I got the first book and now I have the second I'm halfway and so far it is great!!!!!!!!! I love the whole series,can't wait till the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you heard the story of Cinderella? Obviously! I'll tell you one thing for sure you have never heard it Mlylnowski's way. This time the magical mirror swept Abby and Jonah into the kingdom of Floom or Cinderella's world. But once again the duo messes the story up. Jonah causes Cinderella to break her foot which makes it swell so big her slipper will not fit,to make matters worse Cinderella's fairy god-mother won't fix it until she learns to be self-relientl. TOTAL BUMMER! But on the other hand Kayla (step-sister) hopes to marry prince Jordan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is great you should get it i read the first and it was good great serise please pick yes or like i give this book 5 stars thanks peopel hope you like the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its realy good i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This time, the magic mirror swept Abby and Jonah into Cinderella's fairy tale. Unfortunately, Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit , and the prince won't know she's the one for him. And it's all their fault! They need to help Cinderella and save the day before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone...forever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It was the best book ever!
book4children More than 1 year ago
I liked the first book in this series, and I liked the second one even more! Abby and Jonah are back and quirkier than ever. I love Abby's enthusiasm and the way she frets over everything. Jonah is just plain funny. He loves to eat the most disgusting things, and always with ketchup! I like the new twist to the story. Usually, when I read a retelling of a fairy tale, the author follows the original version fairly closely, but I enjoy the various off-roading trips this story takes. You never know where it is going to take you next. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it last week and it is amazing
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It was the best book ever.It was like,so awsome!I mean it was really good!
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Awesome
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Good book
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As a book in this awesome seiries, there is only one word to say about it. It is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are very good. So get reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. From trying to figure out how to make brownies (A.K.A crownies) to stoping Cinderella's sister from marrying the prince, this book is full of andventure. It makes you jumpy as you read the last few chapters. I've read it at least twenty times since the last few days of december 2014! This is the book I read first to my six year old brother. He begged me to read himchapter after chapter. We stayed up until midnight that night! (I started reading to him at about eight). We still didn't finish the book, though. After the first chapter, he was hooked! We both waited what felt like years for book seven to come out last april. And now we can't wait until book #8 Once apon a Frog comes out. If you really like whatever after, you can join my fan club. Write a reveiw with the title: Whatever After Club. In the reveiw, make up a username aand start a conversation. My username is ilovecheesecak9. So that means that for a username, you make up a name, in my case ilovecheesecak, thaen add your aage in a number. I'm 9 so I would add a 9. Which would make my usrne ilovecheesecak9. Then, to start a conversation, you would say something like "Whats your favorite character?". I will checthe reveiws very often. And you can post them on any whatever after book. Or you can just chat by writing a reveiw with the title: Cheese Cake Chat . Then do the same thing, make up a username and start a conversation. Talk to you soon!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book. It was a good book.I love the whatever after series beacause they go to there basment and go throoe there mirror. Do you like this book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the sires and only read one but am in love