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

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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!

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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:
53,095
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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