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Happily for Now

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Happily for Now by Kelly Jones
Hardcover $16.99
May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9780593179529

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“Jones delivers a witty play on traditional fairy tales with a healthy dose of emotional maturity. This on-point fairy tale handles its subject matter sensitively as Fiona learns that helping people isn’t as easy as it seems.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The boppy and lighthearted tone keeps it from veering into overly sentimental. Gentle and expressive black-and-white illustrations add emotion and texture to the novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Jones believably depicts Fiona as the child of an addict, with a blend of knowledge and naiveté that keeps her from seeming precocious or sentimental. The book’s lower-stakes conflicts—a baking competition, Great-uncle Tim’s hidden art—are treated with as much gravity as the bigger issues, making for an emotionally satisfying read.” — The Horn Book

“Jones’s portrayal of a girl shouldering far too much responsibility is sympathetic, and it’s refreshing to find a young heroine whose trusted social services network steers her in exactly the right direction.” — Bulletin


Junior Library Guild Selection SELECTION

Washington State Book Award FINALIST 2022

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