And Jonah rocked, as usual. He liked his ketchup and was the annoying but sweet younger broth I started ready Whatever After when it first came out, and I still read the books as they come out. He liked his ketchup and was the annoying but sweet younger brother. View 1 comment. Nov 28, Charlie rated it it was amazing. Very good ending and climax! Jan 09, Abdelillah rated it it was amazing Shelves: whatever-after. Jan 01, Eva rated it it was amazing. I loved it because Abby made the princess test beter.
Mar 12, Erica Sonzogni rated it it was amazing Shelves: kids-books. Imagine moving into a new house and finding a magic mirror that takes you to different fairy tale lands? Two children named Abby and Jonah do just this in the Whatever After series. This adventure lands them in the story, Princess and the Pea.
In the land of Bog, the people in the castle think that Abby is their missing princess, based off the fact that she could not sleep on top of all of the mattresses. Abby does not like being in charge so she holds a contest in order to find the rightful pr Imagine moving into a new house and finding a magic mirror that takes you to different fairy tale lands? Abby does not like being in charge so she holds a contest in order to find the rightful princess.
During this contest, Abby looks for a princess who is brave, smart, and creative. When Abby is about to crown the princess, Prince Micha from the land of Bug captures Abby, Jonah, and the contestants so that he could rule. Now that their mission is complete, Abby and Jonah go back to reality.
For readers who love fairy tales, this series is for them! Each fairy tale is modernized, bringing in elements from current everyday life. Abby and Jonah are dynamic; talking to the fairy tale characters in a way that a normal eleven and seven-year-old from the millennium would.
Additionally, they learn a lesson through their experiences. In this story, Abby and Jonah learn about the importance of teamwork and how, together, people can accomplish more than if they work alone. Young readers who love fairy tales and adventure will love this series.
May 15, zapkode rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens , hardcover , retelling , middle-school , read4review. When they are letting in they are treated like royalty. Abby is put through the pea test to determine if she is a princess or not.
She had problems sleeping but not because of a pea. She us then named Princess of Bog. I highly recommend this book for those that have read the previous books in the series. Also for anyone that enjoys fairytale retellings. May 17, Stephanie Martinez rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite series, they are really creative. I wish I could go through a mirror and go to a random fairytale and have crazy adventures, just like them. They even face problems. One of the problems is that there is a swamp full of crocodiles.
Another problem is that there is a mean jealous prince that they have to deal with and so on. Abby holds a contest to find the rightful princess of Bog since the royal adviser, Lawrence would never rest and he would always be making decisions This is one of my favorite series, they are really creative. Abby holds a contest to find the rightful princess of Bog since the royal adviser, Lawrence would never rest and he would always be making decisions for the kingdom instead of the princess the princess would just be there for display. There is even a moral to the story, in the beginning, Abby would be always facing a problem and then, in the end, she would always fix it.
Anyways I would recommend both this book and series to anyone since it is easy to be hooked with and it even has a brave, cute dog named Prince. Dec 28, Myah Meunier rated it it was amazing. I thought that this was a really awesome book. It was a quick, easy read and I finished it in a day. I thought it was nice to take a quick break from the book I am currently reading, to read this. I loved how Abby was comparing everyone in the princess and the pea to the kids in her school.
I was happy when Belly ended up as the princess of Bog. She was the perfect fit. I like how Belly still included Tulip and Wendy in the castle though. They came to agreement with Prince Miche. But, their were I thought that this was a really awesome book. But, their were times when I wanted to jump in the book myself and punch him in the face.
He was such a jerk. I wish that he got knocked down from the throne but I wasn't expecting that to happen anyway. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!!! While an overall good girl, Abby suffers from moral amnesia a little too often, and we're forced to plod through her same old, same old mentality at the beginning of every book, even though we know that she learned all sorts of lessons in the previous story.
Luckily, thanks to his Jack and the Beanstalk and ketchup obsessions, Jonah manages to keep things light and funny while also giving Abby a bunch of "responsible big sister" scenes, though at times he also feels like the more matu 3. Luckily, thanks to his Jack and the Beanstalk and ketchup obsessions, Jonah manages to keep things light and funny while also giving Abby a bunch of "responsible big sister" scenes, though at times he also feels like the more mature, grounded sibling between them.
Lots of "what it takes to be a good leader" and girl power in this volume, and more actual details about Abby and Jonah being Jewish which I only ever recall being mentioned in superficial ways in previous books, if at all. Oct 29, Angela rated it it was amazing. My students introduced this series to me.
I bought the new one in the series. I have to admit that I am quite impressed with this book. There are many unexpecting turns and twists.
The message in this book is great for young readers, especially for girls. This book works very well with my reading unit of analyzing characters. Overall, the book was written in a very humorous way. The classic fairy tale was re-written in a very clever way. I liked the mixture of realistic fiction with fantasy this time.
Good read. I recommend it to Grades Sep 24, Lisa rated it really liked it.
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Another really cute installment of the series. My daughter loves these so much she rereads them after I've read them aloud to her. I love the cute little morals of the story and how they relate to the main character's life and how she learns from the changes in the fairy tales. Great books for young girls. Jul 24, chinda rated it liked it Recommends it for: Children. Shelves: reads.
As always, this book did not fail to excite me. I love their adventures mixed with a little fairytale. Brings back memories of my childhood. I love each lesson Abby learns throughout each book and I cannot wait for the next book!
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Seeing Red! Sep 06, The Best Book Reviews rated it did not like it. This book drives me made. It is overall ok but it makes a total mockery of the original Princess and the Pea story. I like the whole woman impairment thing but the storyline is so predictable. I should say that if you enjoy fairytale twists that you should read this, but if you are into the original story then this book will tick you off!
Apr 26, Liz Cheshire rated it it was amazing Shelves: fairy-tale-retellings. A quirky fairytale retelling for upper primary! May 27, Favour Egbune rated it really liked it.
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Nice story, as usual. Abby was a bit more annoying because of the bias she held about certain people, but I suppose it makes her more human and more relatable. I definitely like how the author never dumbs her down despite her age. Nice moral lesson learned overall. Jan 14, Emily Carroll rated it it was amazing. I boiled them in salted water for around 90 seconds - long enough for them to be cooked, but not long enough for them to lose their fresh flavor - drained them and cooled them in cold water. I put the pods into the bowl of a food processor, added maybe a quarter of a cup 60 ml of cream and reduced them to a puree slightly coarse: it's only a blender that can give you a super-smooth puree.
Delicious, once salted. I also cooked the peas in advance with half a tablespoon 10 g of butter, salt and a splash of water in a covered pan over medium heat. I checked every 15 seconds to see how they were doing; they didn't take long to grow tender. Off the heat, I added a few tablespoonsful of shredded fresh mint leaves and set the peas aside. The risotto, I started with a couple of little spring onions white part only and a quarter of a cup 60 ml by volume of slivered Italian speck gently sweated until soft. I love lightly smoked ham with peas, but you can certainly omit the speck or substitute prosciutto or regular cooked ham.
From that point, this proceeded like any other risotto: stir the rice into the onion mixture and cook for half a minute I used carnaroli rice that day but use whatever risotto rice you favor , add and reduce white wine, then start adding light stock salted and keep stirring vigorously and more or less continuously. Diluted vegetable stock is ideal here; a mixture of one part chicken stock to two parts water is fine too. When the rice is nearly done, add most of the pea pod puree and continue to stir energetically, and when it is completely cooked with a slightly resistant texture but no actual hardness stir in the cooked peas and mint; when the peas are hot turn off the heat and beat in a scant ounce 25 g of butter and an optional small handful of grated parmesan.
Cover the pan and leave it alone for two or three minutes. Before serving give it final stir and check for seasoning; you may need to add some more puree or stock to retain a fluid consistency. Because the pod puree adds its own dense moisture even without cream , this can be a vegan dish if you omit the speck, use oil instead of butter and skip the final addition of butter and cheese. Even though this experience won't change my shopping habits - shelling peas all the way in this house! So a grudging hat tip to the pea breeders who introduced today's sugar snap variety in the late s.
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