Book Of The Day – A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster

by Greg on January 10, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Middle Grade Fantasy by A.W. Hartoin and today it’s 67% off. A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster has an outstanding 4.9 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. A wonderful read for all ages. This book was extremely well written and very imaginative. I highly recommend it to other readers. I can’t wait to read more by this author.” R.A.V. – Amazon Reviewer

A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster
by A.W. Hartoin
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Price: $0.99 save $2


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Tiny fairies. Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average thirteen-year-old, but Matilda is anything but average. She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired. Her mother won’t let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply. Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting. The only problem; humans aren’t on the list.

Minutes into her first job, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda’s afternoon babysitting job goes long term.

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone. She can lock the doors, but that doesn’t keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out. Matilda’s up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

***Fierce Creatures (Away From Whipplethorn Book Two) releases Jan. 23rd***

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

My grandchildren loved this book and so did I! A good family adventure with characters most of us can relate to. Buried in this story are some important life and relationship lessons about courage, responsibility, loyalty, and acceptance of the differences that make us who we are. Hope we will be treated to more!!


Overall, this is a great book for people of all ages. Nothing too difficult for a young reader yet written in such a way that a more mature reader can connect with the characters. I hope there is a follow on to this story. It will be fun to see the adventures these characters have together.


What an imaginative story! Away from Whipplethorn, by A.W. Hartoin, is a charming tale filled with fairies, other tiny creatures and plenty of adventure filled mishaps that keep our young heroine, Matilda, much busier than she ever thought possible on her very first babysitting job. I highly recommend this delightful book.


I really enjoyed reading this book, i couldn’t put it down. Such a fun story and I love Horc! I highly recommend this book to any fairy lovers out there and also to parents looking for something of quality for their young adult readers.


I loved this book. It was a engaging and imaginative read. I believe this book will appeal to both female and male reades of all ages… I stayed up late 3 nights in a row because I couldn’t bring myslef to put the book down. It would also be a great book to read aloud to younger children or students also.

Get A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster here: A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster

About The Author

A.W. Hartoin is the author of the Mercy Watts mystery series and the Away From Whipplethorn fantasy series. She traveled the world with her military husband and now lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, and six bad chickens.


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