Diary of a Fairy Godmother

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100011584
Released: Apr 28, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739386040
Narrator/s: Rachael Lillis
Publisher: Listening Library
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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!

Author(s): Esme Raji Codell
Original Publish Date: Apr 28, 2009

Professional reviews

"Narrator Rachel Lillis introduces us to diarist Hunky Dorey, a witch considering abandoning a promising future in witchcraft for the possibility of "wishcraft," the art of fairy godmothering. Lillis's vocal characterization reveals the idealism and kindness that make Hunky question her upbringing, but she fails to make the listener believe the venom that is also part of Hunky's character and that creates the story's central conflict. As a whole, the audio doesn't overcome the novel's slow pace. Some of the voices for the secondary characters are outstanding--as in the case of Hunky's sophisticated aunt--but Lillis misses opportunities when she reads flatly and doesn't keep the dialogue snappy. A.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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