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A Fairy's Guide to Disaster Audiobook
A Fairy's Guide to Disaster
Written by: 
A. W. Hartoin
Narrated by: 
Aris
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A Fairy's Guide to Disaster Audiobook

A Fairy's Guide to Disaster: Away From Whipplethorn, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Tiny fairies. Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she's always wanted, and it's a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn't much of a dream for the average 13-year-old, but Matilda is anything but average. She's half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired. Her mother won't let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply.

Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting. The only problem; humans aren't on the list.

Minutes into her first job, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda's afternoon babysitting job goes long term.

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone. She can lock the doors, but that doesn't keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out. Matilda's up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

©2012 A.W. Hartoin (P)2013 A.W. Hartoin

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    RoC 02-29-16
    RoC 02-29-16
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    "Cute"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Content is more for young children.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. W. Hartoin again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Aris’s performance?

    Nothing was wrong with the performance. It was just very childish.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There are loyalty morals that could benefit a child, plus the vast differences with the "families" could be lessons in cultural tolerance.


    Any additional comments?

    Did I miss something? This book is for children.

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    erobbins33 01-27-16
    erobbins33 01-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "different in a good way"

    I loved this book from start to finish. while it held all the elements of classic fairytales, the social ramifications are all modern. what IS in a name? The children from the mantle in Whipplethorn Manor face the direst dangers and, despite each having gifts they are ashamed of, and some handicaps, they overcome huge obstacles as a team. loved it!

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    If you could sum up A Fairy's Guide to Disaster in three words, what would they be?

    Imaginative, funny touching


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Fairy's Guide to Disaster?

    the standoff in the antiques mall


    What does Aris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think she really emphasizes how annoying Gerald is


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    First time babysitter.....what could go wrong?


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