Hunky Dory’s mother always told her, “You’ll be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow." And why not? She’s at the top of her class in charm school. She can make flowers wilt like wet spaghetti. And she can turn any prince into a frog–but she always changes him back. That’s when she knows she has a problem. Hunky Dory’s interest in wishcraft over witchcraft gets her kicked out of charm school. Now she’s determined to follow her heart and become a fairy godmother. But how to go about doing it? She gives a woodsman a new mustache, and grants Wolf his strange wish for a grandmother costume. Finally, motivated by jealousy over her friend Rumpelstiltskin’s crush on the girl in the roomful of straw, she meets the ticket to realizing her career dream–Cinderella. This fresh, funny twist on fairy tales is just right for girls who have not quite outgrown the magic of classic stories–and who are open to unconventional happily-ever-afters!
Esme Raji Codell is the author of the acclaimed novels Sahara Special and Vive La Paris, winner of the IRA Children’s Book Award for Intermediate Fiction, and a Kirkus Editors’ Choice. She is also the author of a memoir for young readers, Sing a… More about Esme Raji Codell
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Jun 14, 2005| 180 Minutes| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780807223680