Sink or Swim (Whatever After Series #3)

Sink or Swim (Whatever After Series #3)

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by Sarah Mlynowski
     
 

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Once again my brother and I are in hot water . . .

We weren't planning to mess up the fairy tales. The first two times we did it by accident. But when our magic mirror pulls us into the story of the Little Mermaid, we have no choice but to try and rewrite it. Let's just say the original story does NOT end happily!

Now we need to:
- Convince our mermaid

Overview


Once again my brother and I are in hot water . . .

We weren't planning to mess up the fairy tales. The first two times we did it by accident. But when our magic mirror pulls us into the story of the Little Mermaid, we have no choice but to try and rewrite it. Let's just say the original story does NOT end happily!

Now we need to:
- Convince our mermaid to keep her tail
- Plan a royal wedding
- Avoid getting eaten by sharks

We've got to find a happy ending for the Little Mermaid . . . before she's fish food and we're lost at sea forever!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for WHATEVER AFTER:

"An uproariously funny read. The swift pace of the tale and non-stop action . . . will enchant readers from the first page." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

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

"Tons of fractured fairy tale fun!" -- Meg Cabot, author of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls and The Princess Diaries

Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
When Abby's parents cancel her trip to see her Nana in Chicago, she packs her suitcase for a trip her parents would never allow: a voyage into a fairy tale. After two adventures during which they accidentally changed the stories, Abby and her younger brother Jonah have figured out what they can and can't do if they hope to get back home to their parents and the magic mirror in the basement. They agree to avoid doing anything to mess up whatever classic tale they find themselves in, until they find themselves coughing up salt water and scaring off the Little Mermaid before she rescues the prince. Abby knows that in the traditional story, the mermaid gives up her voice to the Sea Witch to become human, yet ultimately dies when the prince marries someone else. So she sets out to change the tragic tale, but between Lana the mermaid's determination, Prince Mortimer's vanity, and the Sea Witch's desire for revenge, Abby finds life in the Kingdom of Mustard is a royal pain. Mlynowski's contemporary twist on this classic tale is filled with humor. She reinvents the Sea Witch as the king's elementary school crush and the Little Mermaid as a girl with dreams beyond being married to a prince. The clever and empathetic Abby may think she's helping others, but she manages to learn a thing or two about herself in the process. The "Whatever After" series is an entertaining addition to any collection, and is a solid choice for younger readers who enjoy fairy tales but aren't quite ready for grittier retellings of the classics. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545415705
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
Whatever After Series, #3
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
71,360
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
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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Sink or Swim (Whatever After Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bring on the next book! This series rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book!!! Already read it and i am soooo excited for the next one to come out!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AWSOME!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own all 3. Fantastic books. Sarah Mlynowski rules!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you bought this book, you made the right choice! It's AMAZING! There's some mystery, lots of adventure, and fairy tales, and a LOT of funny! I love these series! You should atleast try the book, if it looks bad. It's not TOO long, for the people who don't like reading . But I wish it was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was dying to read this book so much that I went to the library to get it. By far, it is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that it was really good. It was a perfect mix of fiction with non-fiction. The fairy tale parts are perfect for littler kids, and it also includes some characters who go through some issues but end up solving their problems from the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it but i only have a sample:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jesus is real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome you should totally get it!!!!! This is a fun and interesting book. Everyone will like it even adults should like it. The aurthor wrote it so well it is like you are really with them in the book! Definally read it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing because im realizing abby the main character is a drama queen and she doesnt like her little brother Jonah she thinks hes annoying this is annoying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After you finish every chapter, it gets better and better. Abby and her brother Jonah get sucked into the fairytale of The Little Mermaid and try to prevent the little mermaid from dying because she made a foolish deal with an underwater sea witch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all four boks! Cant wait for the rupunzals bad hair day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When will you write more? I've read #1 and#2 more then 40 times. Please write again soon because you inspire me, and i loved this one as much as the others!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cool book it reminds me of my brother instead he is older and annoyin and the other series are awesome!!!!! It is an istristing its not too scary or not too baybyish it is in between even though my brother isnt into it! I hope you read it and like it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! I luv the last 2books!!!!!!! I hope the next book will b about belle or princess Jasmine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times and look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome and the series. I hope the next book comes early maybe next week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me and my sister ( Chela ) LOVE LOVE LOVE these books. Both of us can not wiat for the next one to come out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mustard! Love it you'll understand once you read the book,
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