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!

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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:
9780545415682
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Series:
Whatever After Series, #2
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
40,995
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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