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Abby in Wonderland



First edition.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
238 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
Instead of the usual fairy tale, Abby finds herself in the middle of a book, Alice in Wonderland, with two of her friends, plus bossy Penny (who is definitely not a friend), and in order to get back to reality she must solve a curious riddle, find one of her friends who is missing, and somehow avoid getting her head cut off by the Red Queen--and figure out what she is going to tell the other girls if they ever get out of Wonderland.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.1 5 191103.


Call Number
J Mlynowski, S.
J Mlynowski, S.

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Down the rabbit hole . . .

I'm spending the day with my best friends, Frankie and Robin, and -- UGH -- snobby Penny. I'm not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house . . . and we all wind up in the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland !

I've visited fairy tales before. But in Wonderland, everything is topsy-turvy. There are potions that make you grow, cakes that make you shrink, bossy caterpillars, and a horrible Queen of Hearts who wants to put us on trial.

Now we have to:
- Solve a riddle from the Cheshire cat
- Attend a wacky tea party with the Mad Hatter
- Become BFFs with Alice
- And find Frankie

. . . Or we'll be stuck in Wonderland for good!

This special edition is extra-long, extra-enchanting, and comes with puzzles, games, and a Q&A with the author!

Author Notes

Sarah Mlynowski was born on January 4, 1977 in Montreal, Canada. She attended McGill University where she graduated with a degree in English Literature. She later moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. She used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun. She now writes full-time and her other works include Fishbowl, Monkey Business, Me Vs. Me, and Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have). She also writes the Magic in Manhattan series. Her title's, Bad Hair Day and Beauty Queen made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

Instead of going through the magic mirror into a classic fairy tale with her brother, Abby this time story-travels with her friends Robin and Frankie and stuck-up frenemy Penny into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; as usual, the original story gets mixed up. This longer "special edition" includes appended activities, though it's also more meandering than previous installments; nevertheless, Abby's fans should gobble it up. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

When Frankie falls down a rabbit hole, Abby; her nemesis, Penny; and her good friend Robin all follow.Although they don't find Frankie immediately, they soon recognize their surroundings. There's something familiar about them: "The hole we fell down. The hallway with locked doors. The garden outside. The potion that says DRINK ME." Usually in the Whatever After series, Abby enters the familiar world of fairy tales with her little brother, Jonah. She knows what should happen even though the two always change the courses of the stories. Now she finds herself in a book world, and she doesn't want to admit to the other girls, especially Penny, that she has never read it. To make matters worse, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the few books Penny says she's read. Soon the girls discover that she never read the whole book, and she balks at every opportunity to participate in the fun. Frankie is pictured as a person of color on the back of the book and described as having dark skin. The others girls are white, with different hair colors (and personalities) to distinguish them. When they catch up with Frankie at the tea party, she is totally into the adventure. She is the real bookworm of the group, and she's read Alice and its sequel many times. Readers who have followed the series will have a leg up, but other book lovers and fantasists will find some kindred souls here. (follow-up games and activities) (Fantasy. 8-10) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.