My Fair Godmother

My Fair Godmother

by Janette Rallison

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Overview

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar: Savannah's gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Despite a few wish-granting mishaps, Savannah's fairy-tale ending might not be as far off as she imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802722461
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Janette Rallison has been writing since she was six years old, although the quality of her work has improved substantially since then. She is the author of five books, including All's Fair in Love, War, and High School. She lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband, Guy, and their five children.
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Janette Rallison has been writing since she was six years old, although the quality of her work has improved substantially since then. She is the author of several books, including My Fair Godmother, It's a Mall World After All , and All's Fair in Love, War, and High School . She lives in Arizona, with her husband, Guy, and their five children.
www.janetterallison.com
www.janette-rallison.blogspot.com

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My Fair Godmother 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 164 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was AMAZING! I coildnt put it down! I recommend it for all middle school students!
snarkyharpy More than 1 year ago
Not all fairy godmothers are the answer to your problems apparently, at least, not fairy godmothers whose powers are only fair, instead of competent. Troubled teen, Tansy, gets caught on the wrong side of the law when her loser boyfriend sets her up and then bails out on her. But meeting the gorgeous police chief's son doesn't seem a bad trade-off. Every time Tansy's godmother tries to help, things get worst. Between a Robin hood who isn't so dreamy, and then a trip back in time to an evil king, a dangerous imp, deadly games, and a threat to the life of her future child, Tansy has had her fill of magic. It will take the love of her family and her own courage to get them all back home alive. Filled with action, adventure, emotion and a little magic gone awry, My Fair Godmother is a must-read.
bella_aire More than 1 year ago
Savannah really can't believe her luck. Her gorgeous boyfriend just left her for her studious older sister. And one horrific bikini incidence later, Savannah really can't imagine her life getting any worse. So when Chrissy, Savannah's Fair Godmother (Chrissy is only a mediocre student so she hasn't achieved the level of "Fairy Godmother" yet), shows up, Savannah thinks maybe her luck has changed. After having Chrissy grant her a wish, Savannah realizes her luck has changed: unfortunately for the worse. When Savannah wishes to go to a ball with a charming prince, Chrissy sets her up as a servant Cinderella, during a time months in advance of the ball. After a few weeks of servitude, Savannah escapes using her second wish. Sadly, it lands her in the part of Snow White, whom everyone believes is an airhead. Her third wish is so misinterpreted by Chrissy, that Savannah's classmate Tristan is sent to the middle ages. To return, he must complete a series of tasks, including the slaying of a dragon. Savannah realizes that to get Tristan back to where he belongs, she will have to go back to save him. I picked up My Fair Godmother mainly because I am a huge fairytale fan. I expected something light, fun, and fluffy with little or no substance. I wouldn't have been disappointed if the book had ended up that way since light books are a great way to clear the mind. But I was pleasantly surprised by My Fair Godmother's true nature. I really got into the story, and I really liked the characters of Savannah and Tristan. Their conversations sounded pretty realistic in tone. It's the way two classmates would really act if dumped together into such a strange situation. But what impressed me most was Rallison's handling of Savannah. It seems like every book I read nowadays features grade-smart main characters. I've noticed that the kids who don't make the best grades are pushed into the roles of flat, ditzy characters. This upsets me because I have some friends who don't make the best grades but are really funny and aren't ditzy. They are totally round character material. Plus, this discourages reading for kids who don't have the highest GPAs. I like reading books that I can relate to. So do all readers. Savannah didn't make the best grades. She didn't put a lot of effort into school. But she wasn't pushed into a flat role. Instead, Rallison dumped the traditional story on its side and made Savannah's studious older sister the flat character. And in a story of twisted fairytales, this really worked. I highly commend Rallison for creating a book with such an original, wonderful heroine. This book itself had good substance, and I found myself really caring about what would happen to Savannah and Tristan. My Fair Godmother wasn't difficult to read, but I really enjoyed the fact that Rallison never talked down to her readers. Overall, an impressive novel. I look forward to reading more from Rallison in this vein in the future. ~bella aire~ This review was written for the Not-So-Closet-Geek book review site: http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I DONT LIKE THIS BOOK ...........; I LOVE THIS BOOK !!!!!!!! IM 11 aND I HAVE TOLD FOUR PEOPLE TO READ IT AND THEY DID GOOD FOR AGES 10 TO 17 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book soooo much! It made me feel like I was acrually savanah! I READ IT 6TIMES!
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed reading my fair godmother by janette rallison. i liked how most of this book was set in the middle ages. it was fun and creative and i loved guessing what the characters would do next. my favorite part was near the end :). i definently recommend this to anyone. its a fairy tale with a twist. if you liked this i would also recommend the twice upon a time series by wendy mass, Rapunzle: the one with all the hair and sleeping beauty: the one who took a really long nap. i also recommend wings by e.d baker and wings by aprilynne pike. and how to ditch your fairy by Justine Larbalestier and wicked lovely by melissa marr.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems like a good book that I will read over andnover and over again lol -GOD Bless
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt live without this book i have read it so many times and it never gets old? ¿_ ¿
PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience! 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. Sixteen-year-old Savannah is devastated when her boyfriend dumps her for her studious older sister, and she dreams that her life will take a fairy-tale turn, complete with a handsome prince, a ball, and a happy ending. Her wishes bring the astonishing arrival of Chrissy, an aspiring fairy godmother. Still in training and not quite in command of her magical abilities, Chrissy sends Savannah through a chain of otherworldly mishaps, including visits to Cinderella and Snow White’s stories and finally to the Middle Ages, where Savannah defeats a cast of magical creatures and discovers that regular guys are sometimes preferable to princes. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!! I got caught up in all the silliness of the characters, the crazy time-travel mishaps, and the overall fairy-tale plot that I found myself falling asleep at night with my book still open in the morning. Love that! Savannah comes off as the normal ditzy teenager who makes all the wrong choices by not being honest with what she really wants in life. I was fascinated where all the story takes the reader and, at the end, it seems like such an long & complex tale when really the book only a little over 300 pages. This is definitely a fun read after a long day at work! Likes: The time travel wasn't kooky and got a lot more fun when more characters got involved. Dislikes: I felt like Savannah should have stood up for herself a little more throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please write another book like this i absoultly love the old fashon romance and twist of modern times. Please write another im having a hard time finding another book this good. :D i love this book and the 2nd one i recomend these books to anyone in the mood for a great love story;)
Lexipooh122 More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's perfect for those who like the middle ages, and a good laugh! I was especially draw by this book from the cover, and I read it and fell in love with this writer instantly! I defiantly suggest someone to buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is so good. It is amazing how Rallison came up with this whole idea. I absolutly love how everything comes together and you cant quite figure out the mystery till the end. Lovely :)
Sybil Jordan More than 1 year ago
i loved this adventurous romantic comedy its great
Nikkles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An original plot, but too much typical teen angst. An alright book for an adult, but probably better suited to the intended teen audience. Overall, not bad but not great.
BrunkBrunk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it made me feel like i was with them in person. I also liked it because its not like cinderalla or a remix of cinderalla like other people think it is!
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This starts off as a pretty standard case for a little magical help here. Jane is pretty and smart, but can't make handsome Hunter notice her. But she gets a makeover and poof! instant happy ending. Except that Hunter is her little sister's boyfriend. Oops.Pretty, popular, oblivious little Savannah is the one in need of some help. But instead of a Fairy Godmother, she gets a Fair one, and this one can't even be bothered to listen long enough to figure out what three wishes Savannah wants. Looks like she'll have to get through Cinderella and Snow White on her own before she can find her Prince Charming.This was a fun and breezy read that had a very satisfying ending, as well as a reminder that Middle Age life was nothing like it is in those Disney movies.
lenoreva on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The only sub-genre I look forward to as much as dystopia is fairy-tale retellings. I really wanted something lighthearted and fun after the heavier books I¿ve been reading lately and this charming and hilarious novel proved to be exactly what I needed.It all begins when mediocre fairy godmother student Chrissy Everstar has to do an extra credit project and is put on the case of 15 year old Savannah who is inconsolable after sister Jane steals her hot prom date Hunter. When Chrissy shows up in a dazzle of bright lights and asks her to name her heart¿s desire, Savannah can¿t help wishing her life was like a fairytale with a handsome prince at the end. Unfortunately, when your fairy godmother is just a ¿fair¿ student, such a vague wish can only mean trouble and Savannah soon finds herself trapped in the Middle Ages, doomed to live out the early, dreary chapters of first Cinderella¿s and then Snow White¿s story. Her third wish sends classmate Tristan back to the middle ages until he can become a prince, and Savannah is determined to find a way to help him, even if it means going back to eating peas porridge in the pot, nine days old.I loved Savannah¿s character arc and her development from terminally clueless to pretty damn resourceful. Her wry observations on everything from wetsuits vs bikinis to hygiene in the middle ages had my face aching from smiling so much.I also couldn¿t help falling for Tristan. He certainly took his being sent to the Middle Ages in stride. I think it was the following passage that solidified it for me:¿I only kept from starving to death by becoming a jongleur.¿ He must have seen the blank expression on my face because he added, ¿That¿s a storyteller. I had plenty of stories.¿ Here he gave me a crooked smile. ¿And mom always told me that watching TV was a waste of time. I tell you what, the people here are big Battlestar Galactica fans.¿ (p. 125)Savannah and Tristan have some exciting adventures involving ogres, a variety of enchantments and scheming royals and Savannah learns that magic and wishes are nothing to be taken lightly. As Chrissy tells her:¿Did you think wishes were like kittens, that all they were going to do was purr and cuddle with you?¿ She shook her head benevolently. ¿Those type of wishes have no power. The only wishes that will ever change you are the kind that may, at any moment, eat you whole. But in the end, they are the only wishes that matter.¿ (p. 234)Author Janette Rallison¿s effortless style and creativity really impressed me and I¿m looking forward to reading her other books including the upcoming Just One Wish (March 2009).This one has earned a place on my keeper shelf.
ImBookingIt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was fun, fluffy and cute. I think my daughter will enjoy it as well.
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After her boyfriends dumps her for her sister, Savannah wishes for a prince to take her to prom.Suddenly, an inept fairy godmother appears, sending her back to the middle ages to meet her prince. Before the story ends, Savannah has lived the lives of both Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, and a total of four teens have been sent to the middle ages.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fairy godmothers make magic happen, right? But what if they're only learning? And not getting such great grades... Who gets (or wants) to be extra credit...Savannah was upset when her boyfriend dumped her for her older sister. But when her fair(y) godmother zaps her back to the middle ages to locate a prince of her very own, getting out of her very own Cinderella story suddenly takes precedence over romance.Misadventures, gritty reality, and a few sly digs regarding the practicality of paying attention in class. Not at all what I was expecting, and the cover doesn't do it justice. Fun reading.
yearningtoread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If only Savannah Delano¿s beautiful but stupid boyfriend hadn¿t broken up with her for her sister ¿ she wouldn¿t be in this mess. Instead of planning to go to prom with Hunter, in the gorgeous $350.00 dress she¿d bought specifically for the event, she¿s stuck with a frustrating and inexperienced Fairy ¿ excuse me, FAIR ¿ Godmother. When Chrysanthemum Everstar gives Savannah three wishes, Savannah thinks she¿s got it under control ¿ I mean how hard can it be to use three wishes to wish your life back to the way it was? (A.K.A. perfect.) A lot harder than you think. Especially if Chrissy is in charge. Savannah gets stuck in the Middle Ages in two fairytales she never wanted to be a part of ¿ and then has to turn around and rescue (again, from the smelly Middle Ages) a boy from school she told herself she was going to avoid (because he¿s the last person she wants to take her to prom). Can Savannah save him in time and regain control of her life? Or will these events alter her life in a way that can never be changed? _____________________________________________ MY THOUGHTS - You know those books that you pick up thinking you¿re getting into a light and fluffy read that may or may not be good literature? When I pick up a book like that, I try not to expect too much from in in character development, story line, originality, etc. MY FAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison was exactly one of those books. I planned to read it, enjoy it for what it is, give it three stars, and move on. I was WAY wrong! This book began surprising me from the first pages ¿ how Rallison introduced her characters was amazingly intriguing. Instead of starting from Savannah¿s perspective, she dives into her sister Jane¿s. What does Jane think of this whole ¿boyfriend stealing¿ thing? Does she really mean to steal Hunter from her sister? Is it her fault? Is she just a mean sister with a cold heart, waiting to prey on Savannah at any moment, as Savannah thinks? After we get that side of the story (the first chapter), we get Savannah¿s heartbreak and her attempts to make amends on her own. But even when her Fair Godmother Chrissy shows up, Savannah can¿t seem to get things under control. But all these mistakes turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Savannah realizes what it means to be responsible and strong and to truly love someone ¿ and to have someone truly love her in return. There were a couple of really awesome statements in this book about love and what it does to even the most responsible people. The story was original and fun and, while it had a light-hearted tone, the danger was real and peril was inevitable. There were so many twists and turns in the last half that I couldn¿t help but drop my jaw in amazement. There was mystery and magic and intriguing battles with dragons and ogres and knights. The mystery had me guessing until the end, when I had narrowed it down to two suspects but still couldn¿t decide! The Black Knight creates a very old-fashioned atmosphere, with challenges and mystery and chivalry. There is so much packed into these few pages that it made me wonder how Rallison did it so masterfully. There¿s Jane and hunter¿s story, followed by Savannah¿s attempts to get a prom date by herself, then Savannah being transported to different fairytales ¿ and then to the middle ages for the third time to save Tristan, her un-wanted prom date. Speaking of Tristan¿ I totally adored this guy. And even though he was amazing from the first time his name is mentioned, Rallison manages to take him from a cute, sweet, gentle but strong guy and add greater integrity and a whole lot more confidence (the kind of confidence you get from slaying dragons) to his character. And all the while she manages to keep him consistent! And he and Savannah are exact opposites in such a way that makes you go, ¿DUH! They¿re so meant for each other!¿ FAVORITE CHARACTER - I don¿t have a favorite character. (Shocker!) While I liked Chrissy and Savannah a little less than I liked
ethel55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When high schooler Savannah's older sister Jane has a makeover and catches the eye of Savannah's senior boyfriend Hunter, the sibling wars begin. Enter Chrystanthemum Everstar, a fairy godmother who has a lot to prove after exiting her early training as only "fair". Chrissy appears to Savannah, finally convinces her she really has three wishes and proceeds to mangle them by not really listening to her. All Savannah really wants is a prince to take her to Prom. First, our fair godmother sends Savannah back to the Middle Ages, as the real, lives in rags, there's a pot of porridge over the fire for days because there is no refrigeration, Cinderella. Repeated calls to Chrissy by Savannah finally are heeded, but then she misinterprets yet again and Savannah is back in the Middle Ages as Snow White. Lucky for her, the dwarves just think she's insane and head off to tell the prince about her affliction. Once she's home again, Savannah discovers news of a missing classmate, Tristan. Turns out Chrissy has been at work again, and sent him to the Middle Ages on a quest, never to return unless he becomes the prince Savannah needs. Savannah finds a loophole in her fairy contract and Chrissy must send her back to help oversee Tristan's development.
taleofnight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First off, I had no idea that this book was actually about different fairy tales, like Snow White and Cinderella. I loved the twists that the author gave these fairy tales. This book was everything I loved rolled up in one. The middle ages with castles and magic and forests. So needless to say, I loved this book.This was my first ebook that I've read. So I was a little confused in the beginning since I couldn't see the actual layout of the book. But that didn't matter once I really got into the story.In the very beginning we see how Savannah got to where she's at now. Her sister, Jane, has a crush on a guy in her class, Hunter. Then come to find out Savannah is dating him. Jane gets all upset, but gets over it once Hunter starts talking to her. Then Jane and Hunter start having feelings for one another and before you know it Hunter is dumping Savannah to be with Jane. Pretty sucky situation to be in.So after all that horribleness, Savannah is obviously upset, so when Chrissy shows up to grant her three wishes, Savannah wishes for a prince to come and sweep her off her feet. So she ends up in the middle ages as Cinderella, then Snow White, and then Chrissy takes Tristan, a boy from Savannah's track team, and sends him to the middle ages to become Savannah's prince.This book is one big adventure with some magic thrown in. I loved it. And I loved Tristan and how he took to the role of trying to become a prince. I loved how Rallison took the Cinderella and Snow White tales and showed a different way to look at them.I absolutely loved this book and would recommend this to anyone one who loves fairy tales with a twist.
Alliebeth927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Fair Godmother was cute, fluffy, and not what I expected. I had assumed that it was a reworking of Cinderella/Snow White, and though both stories have a presence, that's not at all what the book is about. Savannah is rather unlikeable in the beginning of the story, and it made for a few plodding chapters where I wondered if I could read a whole book about her. Luckily, after her disastrous first two wishes, the third makes things pick up considerably. The love story is kind of shallow--though still sweet--and the mystery predictable, but overall this was a fun read.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got this book through the Amazon Vine program; it's an uncorrected proof advance reading copy.This book is about two sisters Jane and Savannah. When Jane unwittingly steals Savannah's boyfriend well, Savannah gets help from an expected source; her "fair" (not fairy) godmother. Savannah's Godmother didn't do all that well at fairy school, so she is stuck doing an extra credit project; that is granting Savannah three wishes. Except the wishes don't really go how Savannah thinks they are going to.Let me say loud and clear that if you are a typical, young, teenage girl you will probably love this book. This book is cuter than cute and matches the bubble gum pink hair of the fairy on the front. It's all about boys, popularity, and cloths. Then you throw in some fairy tales and suddenly you have a teeny bopper book with a message.This is a fun book and a cute book. It is not a surprising book and not a particularly creative book. It is much more of a romance than a fantasy. While it was enjoyable to read, it wasn't fantastic. My biggest problem with this book is that I think things got kind of contrived and muddled at the end. I mean all of the sudden Savannah is multiple princesses all at once, even though supposedly her first wishes are done. I thought this was maybe a bit of a stretch and could have been better done by the author.Other than that, this book delivers exactly what you think it will deliver. Cute, cute, cute, fairy, teenage fun. Personally I wouldn't read another book from this author, but it this is your thing this book is well done.