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{Sugar and Spice: Sarah Mlynowski}Sugar and Spice by Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Whatever After
Published by Scholastic Press on November 29, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Fairy Tales, Middle School
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – That’s the way the cookie crumbles!

Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we’re lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house…

But we didn’t count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner…

Now we have to:
– Avoid being eaten
– Pretend our dog is a cat
– Learn to make kale smoothies
– Befriend a talking duck

Or we may never make it back to our home sweet home!

{My thoughts} – Abby and Jonah get taught a lesson by MaryRose the fairy that lives inside the magical mirror in their basement. They learn that sometimes they take things that they have for granted, objects, family etc. In this book they get to take part in the Hansel and Gretel story. They learn a lot about themselves as well as Hansel and Gretel.

I have never really been a fan of this particular tale – however, it was nicely written and held my interest. I always enjoy reading these books to see how the tale will be altered, let it be good or bad. I enjoy seeing how the authors imagination can go wild in stories like these. She always finds a way to give the tale a nice spin that keeps the reader intrigued.

In this book Abby and Jonah find themselves taking part in the tale more so then usual. They become so much a part of the tale that they have a hard time getting back home to their parents. If you’d like to know what happens you will need to read the book, it’s worth the read – especially if you are a fan of this series like I am.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.