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Kara and Zed are off on a new adventure, in this twisted fairy tales series from Anna Staniszewski!
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Snow White needs help! One of her dwarf friends has been kidnapped by the evil queen. It's up to Kara and Zed to travel to the castle and rescue the dwarf in time for Snow White's wedding. Magic, friendship, and adventure come together in the adorable Once Upon a Fairy Tale series, featuring black-and-white illustrations on every page.
About the Author
Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Anna lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and teaches at Simmons College. When she's not writing, Anna spends her time reading, eating chocolate, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. You can visit her at annastan.com.
Macky Pamintuan was born in the Philippines. He received his bachelor of fine arts in San Francisco, and he has illustrated numerous children’s books. He has a smarty-pants young daughter who loves to read and go on imaginary adventures
with her furry pal and trusty sidekick, Winter. He now lives in Mexico with his family.
Praise for The Magic Mirror:
"Staniszewski creates a tense mystery akin to the 'Encyclopedia Brown' series. . . . Pamintuan's illustrations have an animated style that is engaging without overwhelming the text. VERDICT A series debut that. . .will engage readers with its fantastical mystery and honest depictions of relationships with family and friends."