My Fair Godmother

My Fair Godmother

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by Janette Rallison
     
 

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Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah's gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she's only

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Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah's gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she's only Fair--because she's not a very good fairy student--Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah's class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.

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Publishers Weekly

Rallison (All's Fair in Love, War, and High School) offers hilarious mishaps from the Middle Ages and modern times as her spurned teen heroine is granted three wishes. After being dumped by her boyfriend, Savannah pines for a prince of a boy who likes the "real" her, even if she is "occasionally late and disorganized." Not so coincidentally, Savannah's magical, fair (as in so-so) godmother pops in to make her "heart's desire" come true. Disasters ensue as Savannah is swept back several centuries. Her next two wishes compound her troubles, drawing an innocent 21st-century bystander (Tristan from the track team) to the age of courtly love and dragon-slaying. They are later joined by Savannah's sister and ex-boyfriend. Confrontations with an ogre, an invincible Black Knight and an angry enchanted goat are among the trials Savannah must endure as she is taught the inevitable valuable lessons along the way. Along with its delivery of the expected moral, "Be careful what you wish for," this comedy also allows its protagonist some believable emotional growth. Ages 10-14. (Jan.)

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Kirkus Reviews
A decidedly non-serious 16-year-old Virginia student wishes herself into fairy-tale land in Rallison's giddy, ornately plotted fantasy. Savannah Delano pays more attention to her hair than her vocabulary, unlike her 18-year-old college-bound sister, Jane. When gorgeous track star Hunter dumps her for her more organized, responsible sibling, Savannah is offered three consolation wishes by a bored, shopoholic fairy godmother, "Chrissy" (short for Chrysanthemum). That Chrissy's just "fair" at her job comes clear when she fouls up Savannah's wish to find a prince who loves her for her true qualities, sending her back into the Middle Ages first as Cinderella, then Snow White, then as a damsel in distress who has to aid a poor warrior bard (fellow high-schooler Tristan Hawkins) in becoming a prince. Tristan proves both an intrepid prince and prom date, allowing Savannah to forget her heartbreak, as Rallison throws in everything but the kitchen sink in this goofy, not terribly convincing departure from her usual more realistic fare (All's Fair in Love, War and High School, 2003, etc.). (Fantasy. 10-14)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802720733
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
299,816
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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