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The Glitter Trap (Oh My Godmother Series)
     

The Glitter Trap (Oh My Godmother Series)

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by Barbara Brauner, James Iver Mattson, Abigail Halpin
 

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Middle school is far from a fairytale for adorkable misfit Lacey Unger-Ware. When Lacey ends up with popular girl Paige Harrington's smart-mouthed fairy godmother, Katarina, trapped in her hair, life gets more magical—just not in a 'prince charming' kind of way. Katarina's wings are too damaged to continue her fairy duties, and Lacey must take over as Paige's

Overview

Middle school is far from a fairytale for adorkable misfit Lacey Unger-Ware. When Lacey ends up with popular girl Paige Harrington's smart-mouthed fairy godmother, Katarina, trapped in her hair, life gets more magical—just not in a 'prince charming' kind of way. Katarina's wings are too damaged to continue her fairy duties, and Lacey must take over as Paige's fairy godmother. Distracted by her new responsibilities, Lacey's in danger of losing her best friend, Sunny. Can Lacey get the hang of magic, make Paige's dreams come true, and survive middle school? Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson's debut novel is full of heart and charm. Get ready for the Oh My Godmother series to cast a spell on tween girls!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With the unfortunate last name Unger-Ware, it’s no surprise that 12-year-old Lacey has been nicknamed Underwear Girl by her popular classmate Paige. When Lacey accidently injures the fairy godmother sent to make Paige’s dreams come true, Lacey takes the fairy’s place and tries to help Paige get the lead in the school musical in this first book in the Oh My Godmother series. At stake are Lacey’s own dreams of an internship at the local zoo, and complications arise when Lacey’s best friend, Sunny, starts feeling abandoned. With all the twists, mishaps, and slapstick of a sitcom, Brauner and Mattson’s lively debut will hook readers from the moment Paige picks up her miniature magic wand. Fairy godmother Katarina is the opposite of her Disney kin, tossing off insults and barbs at every turn, and Lacey is a relatable and fun lead whose growth is organic. Halpin’s energetic b&w illustrations (not all seen by PW) are frosting on this comedic confection of a book. Ages 8–12. Authors’ agent: Joseph Veltre, Gersh Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (May)
Kirkus Reviews
A chance encounter with a fairy godmother with a penchant for glitter leads to merry mischief for 12-year-old Lacey. Discovering a curmudgeonly fairy godmother named Katarina trapped in her hair is just the beginning of Lacey's venture into the world of magic and fairies. When Lacey's cat tries to eat Katarina and injures her, Lacey learns that the fulfillment of her own dreams is dependent on Katarina's completing her fairy-godmother mission. To resolve the problem, Lacey must temporarily assume the role of a fairy godmother. However, her determination turns to dismay when she learns she must fulfill the dream of Paige, the most popular girl in sixth grade. Soon, with the reluctant guidance of Katarina, Lacey is endeavoring to learn the basics of magic--with hilarious results whenever she attempts to wield a wand and create spells. While struggling to determine Paige's dearest dream, Lacey discovers some surprising details about Paige's seemingly perfect life. Through her efforts to help Paige, Lacey gains a greater appreciation of family. Brauner and Mattson enliven a familiar storyline with comical scenarios featuring a plucky, likable protagonist. They also address common middle school issues as Lacey navigates friendship quandaries and first crushes. Halpin's humorous sketches, appearing throughout the text, playfully complement the story's whimsical tone. Featuring zany escapades, madcap magic and a cantankerous fairy godmother, this effervescent series debut enchants. (Fantasy. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423179221
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Oh My Godmother Series
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,164,693
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Brauner grew up in a house that had so many books, her father had to brace the floors. After she moved to Los Angeles to work in the movie business, she met James, who's been her writing partner ever since. Barbara lives with her crazy attack-cat, Jeeves.

Before he started writing with Barbara, James Iver Mattson worked in motion picture special effects, which, just like Oh My Godmother, often involved a lot of sparkles. James' cat Fred is Jeeves' sweeter-natured brother.

Visit the duo online at www.braunermattson.com.

Abigail Halpin lives, draws, and dreams in northern New England. When not drawing, she can frequently be found armed with a pair of knitting needles, a stack of books, or making a racket on the piano. Visit her at www.theodesign.com.

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The Glitter Trap 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Only read sample but I can't wait to get it! Reminds me of another book series: The Cupcake Diraies. You must read both!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! This is an amazingly fun book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only on the first book but i can not wait until i read the the next one in the series.i recomed this book to so yonger kids. I i think that they would love to read this to the adolds. This book is like the dork diares. So i recamned both of the books to little kids. I have reaf the hole entier searies of the books that i have read the series twis and i am ready to read the series agone. So if you get any of these books tell the people that you herd it from me that lots of people love to read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and hilarious, amarious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I work with lots of preteens and have recommended this book frequently. When I was reading it, I would intend to read for just a few minutes before going to sleep. Unfortunately, I couldn't put it down! Also, laughing out loud wasn't really sleep-inducing. This is a fun, imaginative book that many young people will enjoy reading and sharing. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soo good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that everyone from middle schoolers to octogenarians will enjoy. While it is intended for the "tween" reader, the adult reader will have an equally delightful time with The Glitter Trap. Authors Brauner and Mattson have a genuine gift for the laugh-out-loud moment from the first page to the last. I have purchased copies of this book for several nieces and I am currently in their good graces because they give it such raves. I understand that this book will be the first in a longer series. I can't wait until the next story hits the shelves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it so much that I finished it in one day!  I am so excited to have my friends read it and see what they think!