Fairest of All

Reader’s Advisory 

By the Same Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Bras and broomsticks. Living in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Miri, fourteen-year-old Rachel tries to persuade Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school and to try to stop their divorced father’s wedding. (WorldCat.org)

Frogs and french kisses. Love spells run amok in New York City when high school freshman Rachel asks her younger sister, who is a witch, for magical help in winning the affection of heartthrob Raf Kosravi. (WorldCat.org)

If the shoe fits. On their second adventure through the magic mirror Abby and Jonah find themselves in the Cinderella fairy tale–and that is when things start to go really wrong. (WorldCat.org)

Parties and potions. High school sophomore Rachel and her younger sister Miri, both witches, are introduced to a wider community of witches while grappling with the problem of whether or not to reveal their powers to their school friends, father, and step-mother. (WorldCat.org)

Spells and sleeping bags. Rachel and her younger sister, both witches, spend the summer at Camp Wood Lake, where Rachel tries to have a normal camp experience while surreptitiously honing her newly discovered talents. (WorldCat.org)

Attention Grabbing: Magical Fantasy

Adderson, Caroline. Film studies. Cass struggles to decide what role she should play in life. Her movie director father is always jet-setting somewhere exciting, as sophisticated as Cass herself wants to be. Then along comes a hot new guy and a school film project and things get strange. Cass knows what’s been captured by the Web cam and has to decide if she wants to see it or have it erased. (WorldCat.org)

Cooper, Susan. The magician’s boy. A boy who works for a magician meets familiar fairy tale characters when he is transported to the Land of Story in search of a missing puppet. (WorldCat.org)

Funke, Cornelia Caroline. Reckless. Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences. (WorldCat.org)

Gardner, Lyn. Out of the woods. The Eden sisters are lured to the fair by Belladonna, a witch who wants Aurora’s heart and Stormy’s powerful musical pipe. (WorldCat.org)

Osborne, Mary Pope. Mummies in the morning. Jack and his younger sister take a trip in their tree house back to ancient Egypt, where they help a queen’s mummy continue her voyage to the Next Life. (WorldCat.org)

Ursu, Anne. Breadcrumbs. Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack’s life” — Provided by publisher. (WorldCat.org)

Vande Velde, Vivian. A hidden magic. Lost in a magic forest and separated from her prince, Princess Jennifer seeks help from a kindly young sorcerer in battling an evil witch. (WorldCat.org)

Plot Driven: Fairy Tales

Buckley, Michael. The fairy-tale detectives. Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead. (WorldCat.org)

Catanese, P. W. The eye of the warlock (Further tales adventures). When a stranger knocks on his door and promises to lead him to hidden treasure, twelve-year-old Rudi is skeptical. And he’s even more suspicious when the stranger proclaims that the jewels belonged to the legendary Hansel. Sure, Rudi’s heard stories: the witch, the oven, the sister named Gretel. But he never fully believed they were real. Until now — Life has been unkind to Rudi, and to Lucie and Elsebeth, the two little girls he looks after…. (WorldCat.org)

Higgins, Nadia. Hansel and Gretel and the cheddar trail (Fiona & Frieda’s Fairy-tale Adventures series). Fiona and Frieda’s Girls United Troop 895 is on a mission to clean up the Forest Street Subway station. After they stray from the group, they find themselves totally, completely, hopelessly lost, just like Hansel and Gretel. They have to use their magic rhyming powers and enter the realm of fairy tales, as it’s the only way to help Hansel and Gretel get home–even if the witchiest witch ever locks them in a cage, or worse! (WorldCat.org)

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairy dust and the quest for the egg. After a hurricane injures the fairies’ godlike Mother Dove, whose magical feathers and precious egg are of powerful importance to both fairies and Neverland itself, it falls to newcomer Prilla and two companions to set things right. (WorldCat.org)

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairy Haven and the quest for the wand. Three fairies from Never Land must deliver a wand they promised to the mermaid who has threatened to flood their home in Fairy Haven. (WorldCat.org)

Mason, Jane B. If the shoe fits (Princess School series). Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel face friendship struggles, wacky families, their first ball, and Frog Identification class during their first year of Princess School. With her feet bare, those glass slippers don’t fit, and her second hand gown splattered with mud, thanks, evil stepsisters, Ella’s first day of Princess School is off to a lousy start…. (WorldCat.org)

Riley, James. Half upon a time. In the village of Giant’s Hand Jack’s grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess and get married, so when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says “Punk Princess,” and she tells Jack that her grandmother, who looks suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White, has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her. (WorldCat.org)

Sinykin, Sheri Cooper. The secret of the attic (Magic Attic Club). When four friends return a lost key to their new neighbor Ellie Goodwin, she invites them up to explore her special attic. There are costumes galore and a magic mirror that transports the girls back in time. (WorldCat.org)

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