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Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters Book 1) by [Alethea Kontis]

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A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012 A World Book Night Selection An ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection An Andre Norton Award Nominee * "A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Kontis delivers a fairy-tale mash-up that outright sparkles."—School Library Journal, starred review "Fantasy readers will undoubtedly enjoy the . . . mash-up of these famous stories, spiced with comedy, romance and magical powers."—VOYA "A wonderful mix-up of fairy-tale tropes, a clever love story, and a delightful tale all on its own!"—Tamora Pierce "A charming tumble of fairy tales, spiced with humor and sprinkled with true love." —Sharon Shinn, best-selling author of the Samaria series "If Neil Gaiman and the Brothers Grimm had a child who grew up to weave fairy tales, she would be Alethea Kontis. Read this book—it’s an absolute winner."—J.T. Ellison, best-selling author of Where All the Dead Lie "As mischievous as a garden full of fairies and twice as clever, Enchanted proves there’s more than life left in the oldest genre in the world—there’s a lot of heart, too." —Sean Williams, New York Times best-selling author "Kontis is a born spell-caster and her work is spellbinding. In the style of great fairy tales, Kontis has created a delightful, heartfelt new classic that can charm the sun out from behind the clouds." —Leanna Renee Hieber, author of the Strangely Beautiful and Magic Most Foul series "Alethea Kontis’s debut is full of inventive whimsy. Take your favorite fairytale and spin it to the side, throw in a half-dozen other tales all dancing, and you get this Enchanted ball."—Mary Robinette Kowal, award-winning author of Shades of Milk and Honey "It's the relaxed humor of Kontis' presentation that not only ups the realism of characters unfazed by talking frogs and fey characters but also gives this offering its sweet, distinctive stamp."—Booklist --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALETHEA KONTIS isa princess, a fairy godmother, and a geek. She's known for screwing upthe alphabet, making horror movies with her friends, and rantingabout fairy tales on YouTube.

Alethea's published works includenovels, novellas, and companions in the universes of Arilland, BorderCourt,Nocturne Falls, Barefoot Bay, and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters; the AlphaOops picture books;
Haven, Kansas; Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming; The Wonderland Alphabet; and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines.

Alethea's YA fairy tale novel,
Enchanted, won both the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award and Garden State Teen Book Award. Enchanted was nominated for the Audie Award in 2013 and was selected for World Book Night in 2014. Both Enchanted and its sequel, Hero, were nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Tales of Arilland, a short story collection set in the same fairy tale world, won a second Gelett Burgess Award in 2015. The second book in The Trix Adventures, Trix and the Faerie Queen, was a finalist for the Dragon Award in 2016.

Princess Alethea was given the honor of speaking about fairy tales at the Library of Congress in 2013. In 2015, she gave a keynote address at the LewisCarroll Society's Alice150 Conference in New York City,celebrating the150th anniversary of
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She alsoenjoys speaking at schools and festivals all over the US. (If forced tochoose between all these things, she says middle schools are herfavorite!)

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea currently livesand writes on the Space Coast of Florida. She makes the best baklavayou've ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.Find outmore about Princess Alethea and the magic, wonderful world in which shelives on her website, her Patreon, or follow her author page here onAmazon!
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005OC2BE2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books (May 8, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 8, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4148 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 321 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and adventurer. She has authored over 20 books and 50 short stories, including AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First (Candlewick), Enchanted (HMH) and Prince Phillip’s Birthday Waltz (Disney). Alethea has received the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and is a two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She has been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. Alethea also narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines and contributes regular book reviews to NPR. Born in Vermont, she currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. Find out more about Princess Alethea at

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