January 3rd, 2013

If the Shoe Fits

Happy (almost) birthday to one of my favorite people in the world, Sarah Mlynowski!

And happy belated birthday to Sarah’s newest book, out earlier this week:


Isn’t it adorable?

My nieces, Sara and Tesa, would probably tell you that the greatest perk to having me as an aunt was getting a signed copy of the ARC of this book months ago. The girls LOVE LOVED the first book in the series, FAIREST OF ALL, declaring Sarah their favorite author. (Besides me, they assured me. At nine and six years old, they already know how to handle me.) Book #2 was adored just as much. When I visited in November, the girls were showing the ARC off to friends who’d come over for Thanksgiving—“This is the best book! And Courtney knows her!”

Here’s the official book descrip—pick up a copy for yourself, and grab a few more for all the little girls in your life:

Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror.
Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.
Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault!
To save the day we'll need to:
1. Learn how to use a dustpan
2. Stay out of jail
3. Find Cinderella a job
4. And make sure true love finds its way.
We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone . . . forever!