The Magic Mirror: A Branches Book (Once Upon a Fairy Tale #1): Volume 1
Anna Staniszewski (Author) Macky Pamintuan (Illustrator)
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DescriptionMagic, friendship, and adventure are the perfect ingredients for a new twisted fairy tales Branches series from Anna Staniszewski!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!The Enchanted Kingdom is in a heat wave until the Ice Princess uses her magic mirror to make winter come -- no wonder Kara and Zed are too hot. But the magic mirror is broken! And no one else wants to help the princess. Can Kara and Zed find out how to fix the mirror and bring back winter? Or will it be summer forever? Macky Pamintuan's illustrations are on every page, welcoming readers into the adorably silly world of the Once Upon a Fairy Tale series.
September 03, 2019
5.2 X 7.6 X 0.3 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Macky Pamintuan was born in the Philippines. He received his bachelor of fine arts in San Francisco, and he has illustrated numerous children's books. He has a smarty-pants young daughter who loves to read and go on imaginary adventureswith her furry pal and trusty sidekick, Winter. He now lives in Mexico with his family. Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Anna lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and teaches at Simmons College. When she's not writing, Anna spends her time reading, eating chocolate, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. You can visit her at annastan.com.
Praise for The Magic Mirror "Staniszewski creates a tense mystery akin to the 'Encyclopedia Brown' series. . . . Pamintuan's illustrations have an animated style that is engaging without overwhelming the text. VERDICT A series debut that. . .will engage readers with its fantastical mystery and honest depictions of relationships with family and friends." -- School Library Journal Praise for UnFairy Tale Life series, by Anna Staniszewski: "A speedy and amusing ride that...will keep readers entertained."- Publisher's Weekly "A light comic romp...Charming."- Kirkus "Anna Staniszewski creates a magical world that's totally relatable. You'll find yourself wishing you were alongside Jenny fighting against unicorns (who aren't as peaceful as you think) and traveling to fantastical realms."- GirlsLife.com "A funny, fast-paced novel of magical mayhem."- Discovery Girls Magazine