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In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn't her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever.
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The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny's Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny's Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny's Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny's Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.

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Pminty:

K-Gr 3‘A warmhearted story with striking illustrations to match. Fanny Agnes is a "sturdy girl" who foresees a prince‘or at least the mayor's son‘as the man of her dreams. She's even depending on her fairy godmother to provide one for her. But she marries Heber Jensen, a farmer, and they share a life filled with ups and downs, babies, laughter, and love. Finally, when the fairy godmother arrives (several years late), Fanny Agnes has discovered that she doesn't need her anymore‘she's found her prince. The characters' expressive, round, cartoonlike faces give form to their personalities. Buehner's farm scenes, so dramatically angled and brilliantly hued in Jerdine Nolen's Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm (Lothrop, 1994), are softer here, with a more muted palette. Especially effective are overhead sky views, such as the scene of the fairy godmother flying over the watermelon patch toward a content Fanny. Fanny's strength is not the epic kind found in a tall-tale heroine like Anne Isaacs's Swamp Angel (Dutton, 1994); hers is strength of character to recognize the dreams that make life worthwhile.‘Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY

"A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art." "A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book." A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art. ("Booklist", starred review) A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book. ("Kirkus Reviews") -A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art.--Booklist-A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book.- -Kirkus Reviews "A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art."-Booklist"A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book." -Kirkus Reviews "A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art."-Booklist"A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book." -Kirkus Reviews

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