by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson
Illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Disney-Hyperion, February 4, 2014
Description from GoodReads:
After becoming the most awkward fairy godmother ever, twelve year old Lacey Unger-Ware thought that her magical duties were done for good. In fact, she's just getting started. When Lacey is invited to attend the Godmother Academy it should be a dream come true. But to Lacey it means the total opposite: she'll have to be separated from her friends and family for a hundred years. Um, no thank you!
But this is an offer Lacey can't refuse. The fairy godmother Katarina knows that Lacey will be cursed forever if she doesn't complete the magical test. Now Lacey must find the true love for one special lady and arrange the perfect wedding before time runs out. With her best friends Sunny and Paige along to help, there's a glimmer of hope. But where's a fairy godmother to save the day when you need one? Oh, wait...
The second book in Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson's middle grade series is full of heart and charm, and Abigail Halpin's black-and-white illustrations are irresistible.
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Just for fun, I asked a few friends what they would ask from their fairy godmother:
"I would love it if my Fairy Godmother would help me keep me organized -- I used to be great at cleaning my room and staying on top of assignments (ok, maybe not really that last part--that was more my mother!) but now I am a complete disaster." - @frootjoos
"That's a good one Alethea. Is this fairy godmother around all the time? Because I'd totally ask her to do my laundry every week if I could. Oh and do my dishes." - @fishgirl182
"I think I would ask her to teach me how to ice skate. And sew and cook. I could go on......." - @kimberlybuggie
"And make me a cake - preferably something with chocolate in it." - @fishgirl182
And a few more wishes...
"I would ask her to take me to the Bahamas and babysit. By the way, does she have an assistant?" - Kathy, mom & social worker
"I would ask her where has she been all my life? And would she be my life coach, and personal assistant." - Myra, mom and drama educator
Here were the responses I got from my facebook page - a mix of light-hearted wishes to some very serious ones:
I then asked the resident kids at my house what they thought:
"I would ask for help with school work, and buying gifts for my family." - Jax, Age 13
"I would ask her to help me clean my room and also, to find me some panda things." - KK, Age 7
In the comment section, let us know what you would ask of a fairy godmother.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, stop by Once Upon a Time this Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. for the Launch Party of The Magic Mistake.
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