Monday, September 19, 2011

MMGM + Blog Tour - My Very Un Fairy Tale Life


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
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** BLOG TOUR **

My Very Un Fairy Tale Life
by Anna Staniszewski

Expected publication: November 1st 2011 
by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Goodreads Blurb:
"You know all those stories that claim fairies cry sparkle tears and elves travel by rainbow? They're lies. All lies."—Twelve-year-old Jenny has spent the last two years as an adventurer helping magical kingdoms around the universe. But it's a thankless job, leaving her no time for school or friends. She'd almost rather take a math test than rescue yet another magical creature! When Jenny is sent on yet another mission, she has a tough choice to make: quit and have her normal life back, or fulfill her promise and go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
Middle grade girls are going to LOVE this book! Oh, my gosh, this book is adorable! You will love Jenny and her magical friends (especially the frogs!) and Prince Lamb (too cute for words) and my favorite, her aunt. Jenny's aunt is priceless. She's always talking to ducks or trying to feed Jenny dog biscuits--I love her.

The humor in this story is constant throughout--from page one to the very last paragraph. One of the most playful aspects is Jenny's use of cliches, which work wonders for her. My take on this book is simple: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This book is worth every penny. I can't wait to share it with my students (I've already book-talked it and they want it--now!).

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29 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

WOOHOO!! I am on page 175, I have 23 to go.

I think this is one of the best MG books of the year because it is so fun. Anna wrote the perfect distraction.

Carolyn V said...

Okay, This is definitely on my list!

Bane of Anubis said...

1st chapter definitely had me enthralled. Great humor, great personality. Am waiting for release day.

Meredith said...

I've been looking for a cute, funny book--this one looks adorable! Thanks for the recommendation!

salarsenッ said...

I know! So how happy are we all for Anna!! Yay!!

Old Kitty said...

Wow!! Sounds like a great read - and with strong girl and women characters too!! Yay!! Thanks for the review and info!! Take care
x

Carrie said...

This sounds like such a fun book. I will definitely add it to my list. I love books like this.

Candice said...

I love it when MG authors can really get the humor right. This sound adorable.

Catherine Denton said...

I love your book recommendations and this one seems really intriguing. The title made me smile.

Heather Kelly said...

Love this book! SO. Much. Anna reveals some of the quirky behind-the-scene details at my blog today, as well. :)

I love that the Aunt was one of your favorite characters. She was awesomely off-beat.

The whole cast of characters was awesome, I think.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds so cute and I love the cover.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds wonderful, Shannon!

Joanne Fritz said...

Her aunt tries to feed Jenny dog biscuits? Oh, how funny!

Sounds hilarious. Thanks for the recommendation, Shannon.

Robyn Campbell said...

It's on my list, bff! You know I love funny! :-)

E.R. King said...

This book looks adorable. What a fun concept! I can't wait to read it.

Heather said...

I wish I had middle grade girls to buy for because this book sounds like so much fun! And I love that cover!

Diane said...

My daughter would love everything about this one. Thanks for pointing it out! :O)

Lola x said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

Barbara Watson said...

I've heard great things about this one! What an intriguing premise!

Michael G-G said...

When you LOVE LOVE LOVE, I READ READ READ.

This one sounds AM-AZING. Thanks for the review.

Jemi Fraser said...

Looking forward to this one - I think the girls in my class will adore it! :)

WritingNut said...

This sounds like a great read, definitely going on my list! :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! for sure you know that books too girly for me. ack!
ha ha.
...big guy hugs from lenny :)

Deb A. Marshall said...

Thanks for this!! I will for sure get it, read it and share it! Happy Late Monday to you :)!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so can't wait to read this.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so can't wait to read this.

anthony stemke said...

Thank You for this great MG book recommendation.

Alexia561 said...

Sounds like a fun read!

bfav said...

My girls will love this. I'll put it in my want list. Great pick.

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