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Granted Audio CD – Unabridged, February 13, 2018
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[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)]
[Read by Cassandra Morris ]
From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training.
Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you're not allowed to tell anyone what you've wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it.
In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. Ophelia is no ordinary fairy -- she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day.
It's the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do, and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes gets granted.
Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment.
And she is about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.
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''A feel-good story that finds the magic in everyday things.'' --(Publishers Weekly)
''Anderson shows his versatility in this original fantasy adventure.'' --(ALA Booklist)
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- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged AUDIO edition (February 13, 2018)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 153849843X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1538498439
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 6.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.7 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,419,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every since reading Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Posted and Dungeoneers, Anderson's books have been on my auto-buy list. His newest book, Granted is such a delight and wonderful addition. Ophelia is the lovely blue-haired fairy who desperately tries to complete her mission and help save the magic in Haven. And oh boy what a brutal mission it is, with odds that seem to be stacked against her, and everything that can possibly go wrong seems to happen. Not only does she have to contend with an airplane and truck barreling at her, she encounters humans who attack her with a broom, a newspaper, even a fire extinguisher, not to mention a flock of ill-tempered geese and a hawk that thinks she's dinner. Despite being battered and badly injured, Ophelia is a survivalist. She may have her moments where she doubts why she should've even bothered trying to grant Kasarah's wish or whether she should just give up and ask for reinforcements, but Ophelia's also resourceful and determined, and "a promise is a promise" after all. Luckily for Ophelia, she comes across an abandoned dog, who she names Sam and together they follow the elusive path of Kasarah's coin as it moves from the fountain she made her wish upon to a diner, a super pets store, ending at the lemonade stand of siblings Anna and Gabe, two kids desperately missing their dad who's away serving in Iraq. What really makes this story for me though is Sam, how he so clearly sounds like how a dog would speak. How Sam longs for a friend and is so enamored by Ophelia, he captured my heart. Especially when Sam starts to follow her and she asks, "Why are you following me?" and he responds, "Because you are broken and lost and I licked you, so now we are friends." Granted is a glimpse into how some wishes can be "impossible and others might be unsustainable." "A wish is many things. It is hope and desire and daydreams. It is impossibility and improbability and something in between. It is stardust and well water and spectrums of light in the sky. It is half-melted birthday candles and Christmas lists. It is broken turkey bones. It is the willing suspension of disbelief. And sometimes it is desperation. It is a hole in your heart that wants filling." Such a sweet heartwarming story with all the magical charm of wishing on a star.