🧙 4 Book Recs with Fairy Godmothers 🧙

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

Title: How to Fracture a Fairytale
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 304

Release Date: November 15 2018
Publisher: Tachyon Press
Genre: Fantasy

Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald CircusThe Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with these effortlessly wide-ranging transformed fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed, from a spinner of straw as a money-changer and to the big bad wolf retiring to a nursing home. Rediscover the fables you once knew, rewritten and refined for the world we now live in.

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Ella Enchanted

Title: Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Pages: 232

Release Date: September 1 1998
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Genre: Fantasy

At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: “Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally.”

When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella’s life and well-being seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way. Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you’ll ever read.

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Title: Fairest
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Pages: 326

Release Date: September 19 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Fantasy

In the kingdom of Ayortha, who is the fairest of them all? Certainly not Aza. She is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. What she may lack in looks, though, she makes up for with a kind heart, and with something no one else has-a magical voice. Her vocal talents captivate all who hear them, and in Ontio Castle they attract the attention of a handsome prince – and a dangerous new queen. In this masterful novel filled with humour, adventure, romance, and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is.

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My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother, #1)

Title: My Fair Godmother
Author: Janette Rallison
Pages: 320

Release Date: January 6 2009
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight.

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Do you know any books featuring a fairy godmother?

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12 thoughts on “🧙 4 Book Recs with Fairy Godmothers 🧙

  1. Wow I’m like really sad about Aza though! How can she think that she’s so ugly? I mean looking at the girl they picked on the cover, she’s beautiful! I haven’t read that one though so I don’t know why she’s convinced she’s ugly but I am glad that she’s a good person.

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    1. It’s a good book, I recommend checking it out. Everyone in Aza’s country is blonde and fine-boned. But she has black hair, and pale skin, and is extremely tall. Because she looks so different from everyone, she is ugly to society. It’s a twist on Snow White.

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  2. “Ella Enchanted” is one of my most favorite books ever! Lucinda and Mandy are both such interesting examples of fairy godmothers!

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  3. I haven’t read any of theseeee though I know how much you guys love them XD but I don’t think I’ve read any books with fairy god mothers….I mean other than Cinderella retellings I guess.

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