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Jun 16 2015

A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale

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Ever After High Series. Hachette, 2015. ISBN 9780349131870
(Age: 9-12) Shannon Hale's Ever After High trilogy comes to an exciting conclusion in A Wonderlandiful World. This fairytale world is filled with aptly named, colourful characters, overflowing with fairy puns and unique language. With embellished borders and flowery phrases, themes of good and evil, magic and mayhem, this is definitely a story the fans will enjoy.
This story shifts the focus to the Wonderland characters, Maddie Hatter, Lizzie Hearts, Kitty Cheshire and Cedar Wood who is Pinocchio's daughter. There is a mysterious force overpowering Ever After High and everything is badly affected. The evil Jabberwocky has been released from prison and is determined to destroy Ever After. As the Ever After students magically change into objects - Apple White's face turns rosy red and a branch sprouts out of the top of her head, the Wonderland characters become real - Cedar's body transforms from wooden to human. Other students change into animals, the furniture comes alive and the school grounds fade to black and white. There are mad chases, unexpected events and even the Narrator has problems continuing the story. Maddie is forced to become the narrator and her friends are caught up in the evil magic, as this fast-paced and crazy adventure comes to a surprising end.
For fairy tale fans from 9-12.
Rhyllis Bignell

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