Today Biblio Links welcomes back author Anna Staniszewski!
Anna’s third book in her My Very Unfairy Tale Life series was released earlier this month. Just like the first two books, I adored Jenny in My Sort of Fairy Tale Ending. She’s flawed, magical, earnest, and sincere.
Here’s the plot summary from the publisher’s website:
You think a trip to Fairy Land sounds fun? Clearly you’ve never been turned into a mouse by an Evil Queen.
This. Is. It. My most important mission as a magical adventurer ever. And probably my last. ‘Cause I’m pretty sure if I defy the council and travel to Fairy Land to rescue my parents, I’m so fired. They say it’s too dangerous. That the Queen Fairy is crazy, and she’s hoarding all the magic to do unspeakable things (like steal the leprechauns’ gold and make all of her subjects attend mandatory parades).
But none of that matters. I finally have a chance at happily ever after with my family. And crazy fairy or no crazy fairy, I’ll do whatever it takes to bring them home.
In my library, I get fairy book requests daily from little girls (K-2). But older readers like fairies, too, and I have a hard time keeping this series on the shelves.
I asked Anna how her book fits into the classroom.
Thanks for stopping by, Anna!
Here’s a bit more about the wonderful Anna:
Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was named the 2006-2007 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the 2009 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Currently, Anna lives outside of Boston with her husband and their black Labrador, Emma.
When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time teaching, reading, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. She is the author ofMy Very UnFairy Tale Life and its sequels, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail and My Sort of Fairy Tale Ending, all published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Look for the first book in Anna’s next tween series, The Dirt Diary, in January 2014, and visit her at www.annastan.com.
Click here to read the sparkling reviews and first chapter of My (Sort of) Fairy Tale Ending and check out the trailer:
…and the first two books in the series!
The Nitty Gritty~
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1402279331 (paperback)
Interest Level: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 4.5
Number of Pages: 224