Happily for Now
Happily for Now

Happily for Now

Written by Kelly Jones & illustrated by Kelly Murphy
8 - 12
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May 4, 2021
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Fiona wants to fix people’s problems–but what if she’s the one who needs help? Kelly Jones, author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, delivers a funny, take-charge heroine kids will love. Fiona may have problems, but she’s no damsel in distress. She’d rather be the one wielding the wand in the story: she wants to be the fairy godperson. So when her mom sends her off to stay with relatives in a place called Cold Hope for the summer, Fiona decides it’s time to start training for the role. And wow, do these people need help! Aunt Becky’s bakery is failing, Great-uncle Timothy draws but never speaks, and Great-Aunt Alta is the gloomiest, doomiest woman she’s ever met. But helping people in the real world isn’t as easy as it sounds in fairy tales. Change is messy. What if she’s actually making things worse? Still, with practice (and some deep breaths), Fiona will discover that sometimes messy is okay. Sometimes things do get worse before they get better. And sometimes trying to help fix other people’s problems can help you work on your own…

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    May 4, 2021
    Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years

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