Granted by John David Anderson audiobook

Granted

By John David Anderson
Read by Cassandra Morris

Walden Pond Press 9780062643865

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538498439

  • ISBN: 9781538498415

  • ISBN: 9781538498422

Runtime: 7.44 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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. Ophela 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’s about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cassandra Morris invites listeners into a world of magic and wonder with her beautiful narration of Anderson’s latest story…Morris’ youthful voice paints a confident and ambitious Ophelia…[and] a variety of animals and humans, all expertly voiced by Morris…This heartwarming coming-of-age tale with its captivating narration is sure to have listeners wishing for more as the story comes to an end. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A faithful dog, a good friend, and pinch of magic work wonders in this modern fairy tale.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Delightful…Some tongue-in-cheek observations and heartfelt moments make for a feel-good, optimistic story that finds the magic in everyday things.” Publishers Weekly
“Anderson shows his versatility in this original fantasy adventure.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: John David Anderson

Author Bio: John David Anderson

John David Anderson is the author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an ALA Notable Book; as well as Posted, Sidekicked, Minion, and The Dungeoneers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.44
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English