Scholastic Canada | Open a World of Possible.

Watch the videoWhatever After by Sarah Mlynowski

Fairest of All

Whatever After #1: Fairest of All

ISBN 9780545403306 Hardcover | 6" x 8"
ISBN 9780545485715 Paperback | 5.25" x 7.58"
ISBN 9780545498425 Ebook

A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale — from bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski!

In this fresh, funny new middle-grade novel, bestselling YA author Sarah Mlynowski writes for a younger audience for the first time! In each book, Abby and her younger brother Jonah visit the magic mirror in their basement at night, and the mirror transports them inside a different fairy tale.

In the first magical adventure, Abby and Jonah find themselves tangled in Snow White's story. Once there, they accidentally change key events in the tale! In order for Snow White to get her happy ending, it's up to Abby and Jonah to make things right.

Read an excerpt

If the Shoe Fits

Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits

ISBN 9780545415675 Hardcover | 5.77" x 7.81"
ISBN 9780545415682 Paperback | 5.29" x 7.58"
ISBN 9780545510356 Ebook

Sarah Mlynowski's charming new series puts a fresh, modern spin on classic fairy tales!

Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror.

Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.


Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault!

To save the day we'll need to:
1. Learn how to use a dustpan
2. Stay out of jail
3. Find Cinderella a job
4. And make sure true love finds its way.

We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone... forever!

Read an excerpt

Sink or Swim

Whatever After #3: Sink or Swim

ISBN 9780545415699 Hardcover | 5.74" x 7.82"
ISBN 9780545415705 Paperback | 5.5" x 7.625"
ISBN 9780545540278 Ebook

Splash! This time, Abby's magic mirror sucks her into the tale of the Little Mermaid.

Abby and her little brother Jonah get pulled through the mirror in their basement again — into the story of the Little Mermaid!

Talk about being a fish out of water! Abby and Jonah are not in their element in this underwater world. And when they accidentally mess up the Little Mermaid's story, they must figure out a way to restore her happy ending. A hilarious, fractured-fairy-tale adventure under the sea!

Read an excerpt

Dream On

Whatever After #4: Dream On

ISBN 9780545415712 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545415729 Paperback | 5 ¼" x 7 5/8"
ISBN 9780545633659 Ebook

Good night, sleep tight, don't let the magic mirror bite . . .

My friend Robin and I were going to have the best sleepover ever. We'd stay up late, eat s'mores, share secrets — and NOT knock on my magic mirror. I was NOT getting pulled into another fairy tale.

But the mirror STILL ends up pulling me and my brother, Jonah, into Sleeping Beauty's story —and this time, Robin comes with us, too! When Robin pricks her finger on the spindle, I know we're in trouble. Now she's fast asleep, Sleeping Beauty is wide awake, and I have to:

  • Host a fake birthday party for Jonah
  • Find a prince to wake up Robin
  • Avoid getting cursed by scary fairies

We only have ten hours to make things right . . . or this day will become a nightmare!

Read an excerpt

Bad Hair Day

Whatever After #5: Bad Hair Day

ISBN 9780545627283 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545627290 Paperback | 5 ¼" x 7 5/8"
ISBN 9780545627320 Ebook

In this magical fifth installment of the hit series, siblings Abby and Jonah fall into the fairy tale of Rapunzel!

Fractured fairy tales are all the rage, and this series has been a huge hit! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find a way to set things right . . . with hilarious results.

With quick thinking and a bit of magic, can Abby and Jonah turn this bad hair day around? Find out in this whimsical adventure!

Read an excerpt Watch the video

Cold as Ice

Whatever After #6: Cold as Ice

ISBN 9780545627368 Paperback | 5.27" x 7.5"
ISBN 9780545627344 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545627375 Ebook

The magical sixth installment in Sarah Mlynowski's megahit series Whatever After!

Even though my brother and I had decided to stay away from the magic mirror, our puppy had other plans — he bounded right in. What choice did we have but to go in after him?

When we land in a winter wonderland, we realize we must be in the story of the Snow Queen. And this fairy tale is nothing like the movie. This Snow Queen is super mean, and she turns our dog into an ice sculpture!

So we have to:

Defrost our furry friend
Ride a very chatty reindeer
Learn to ice-skate
Escape from a band of robbers
And if we’re not careful . . . we could end up frozen ourselves!

Read an excerpt

Cold as Ice

Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen

ISBN 9780545746540 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545746571 Paperback | 5.27" x 7.5"
ISBN 9780545746557 Ebook

The magical seventh installment in Sarah Mlynowski’s New York Times bestselling Whatever After series!

This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast! When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast’s prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, because the Beast will surely fall in love with her . . . right?


The Beast doesn’t like Beauty, so it’s up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!

Read an excerpt Watch the video

Cold as Ice

Whatever After #8: Once Upon a Frog

ISBN 9780545746601 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545746632 Paperback | 5.27" x 7.5"

This enchanting, New York Times bestselling series now takes readers through the magic mirror and into the fairy tale of "The Frog Prince"— where hilarity and hijinks ensue!

Ribbit ribbit! Siblings Abby and Jonah are in for a surprise when the magic mirror in their basement pulls them into the classic story of "The Frog Prince." Abby knows how the tale goes: the princess kisses the frog, and he transforms into a handsome prince. Right? WRONG. Turns out the princess is spoiled and mean, and wants nothing to do with the kindly little frog. It's up to Abby and Jonah to help their new friend, the frog, while also making sure the story doesn't spin out of control. But things are never easy when you're fracturing fairy tales!

Read an excerpt

Genie in a Bottle

Whatever After #9: Genie in a Bottle

ISBN 9780545851022 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545851039 Paperback | 5.28" x 7.6"
ISBN 9780545851046 Ebook

Be careful what you wish for…

When my brother, Jonah and I travel through our mirror into the story of Aladdin, we’re excited. There will be magic lamps and genies granting wishes. Right?


The genie we meet isn’t QUITE as helpful as we expected. And if Aladdin’s wishes don’t come true, he won’t get to marry the princess and live happily ever after!

Now we have to:
• Escape an enchanted cave
• Find forty buckets of jewels
• Plan a parade
• Learn to fly a magic carpet

Otherwise, we’ll run out of wishes… and never get home!

Read an excerpt

Genie in a Bottle

Whatever After #10: Sugar and Spice

ISBN 9780545851060 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545851077 Paperback | 5.28" x 7.57"
ISBN 9780545851084 Ebook

Abby and Jonah’s magical adventures continue in this New York Times bestselling series!

When Abby and Jonah’s magic mirror brings them into the story of Hansel and Gretel, they’re determined not to fracture this tasty fairy tale. They figure it’ll be a piece of gingerbread cake — until Hansel and Gretel turn out to be not so sweet. The brother and sister end up trapping Abby and Jonah in the witch’s candy house. Oh dear! So now it’s up to the Smithville siblings to escape — and find their way back to home sweet home!

Read an excerpt

Genie in a Bottle

Whatever After #11: Two Peas in a Pod

ISBN 9781338162899 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9781338162912 Paperback
ISBN 9781338162905 Ebook

Abby and Jonah fall through their magic mirror into the story of “The Princess and the Pea”!

Abby spends a restless night atop a giant pile of mattresses — and in the morning, what does she discover but a smushed pea beneath the stack! The kingdom declares that she has passed their test, and is the new princess!

But what will happen when the real princess shows up?

Hilarity, adventures, and lots of girl power, of course!

Read an excerpt

Seeing Red

Whatever After #12: Seeing Red

ISBN 9781338162929 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9781338162943 Paperback | 5.28" x 7.6"
ISBN 9781338162936 Ebook

My, what big problems we have!

I really want the magic mirror in my house to take me to my friend’s sleepover party. But of course, I end up falling into a fairy tale — Little Red Riding Hood!

When my brother, Jonah, and I bump into Little Red in the forest, we try to warn her about the big, bad (and hungry) wolf who’s coming after her and her grandmother.

But at Little Red’s grandma’s house, there’s a BIG surprise in store…

Now we have to:
• Avoid becoming a wolf snack
• Hide out in the most epic tree house ever
• Teach Little Red to stand up for herself
• Discover a secret about our own family

Otherwise, we’ll be in a HOWL lot of trouble!

Read an excerpt

Genie in a Bottle

Whatever After #13: Spill the Beans

ISBN 9781338162974 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9781338162998 Paperback
ISBN 9781338162981 Ebook

Fee, Fi, Fo… Uh-oh!

My brother Jonah’s dream has come true. We have FINALLY landed in his favourite fairy tale: Jack and the Beanstalk. It’s a lot of fun meeting Jack. But then Jonah and I accidentally mess up the story, which means Jack can’t climb the magic beanstalk to find the giant’s riches. It’s time to take matters into our own hands.

Now we have to:
• Make a deal with a sneaky trader
• Climb a beanstalk into the sky
• Try not to get eaten by a hungry giant
• Find the goose that lays golden eggs

Otherwise, Jack won’t get his treasure, and our troubles will be GIGANTIC…

Read an excerpt

Good as Gold

Whatever After #14: Good as Gold

ISBN 9781338628135 Hardcover | 5.72" x 7.8"
ISBN 9781338628173 Ebook

Guess where we are this time? The magic mirror has sent me and my brother, Jonah (plus our puppy, Prince), into the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fun! There's porridge to taste, chairs to sit on, and beds to nap in. But Goldilocks is in a LOT of trouble, and if we can't help her, we might get stuck here forever!

Now we have to:
• Skateboard down a mountain
• Convince the bear family NOT to eat us
• Get one hundred gold coins
• Escape the royal jail

...And find the one fairy tale character who can turn straw into gold... Wait... Rumpelstiltskin? What are YOU doing here?!

Read an excerpt

Cold as Ice

Whatever After Special Edition: Abby in Wonderland

ISBN 9780545746670 Paperback | 5.28" x 7.59"
ISBN 9780545746649 Hardcover | 5.9" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545746656 Ebook

A Special Edition in the enchanting New York Times bestselling Whatever After series.

In this extra-magical installment of the beloved series, follow Abby down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! Together with her three friends, she’ll encounter talking rabbits, mad hatters, caterpillars, and mean queens — and attend an unforgettable tea party. But if she can’t solve a curious riddle in time, Abby could be stuck in Alice’s story for good!

This Special Edition is extra-long and contains bonus content, which includes games, puzzles and a Q&A with the author!

Read an excerpt

Cold as Ice

Whatever After Special Edition: Abby in Oz

ISBN 9780545746694 Hardcover | 5.9" x 7.8"
ISBN 9780545746700 Ebook

Abby and her friends enter the magical Land of Oz . . . with hilarious and empowering results!

Follow the yellow brick road . . .

I'm with my best friends Robin and Frankie (and my sometimes friend, Penny) when a TORNADO scoops us up and whisks us away. As soon as we land, I can tell we're not in Smithville anymore — we've been transported into The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We're excited to meet Dorothy and Toto . . . but the story isn't going as planned. The Wicked Witch of the East locks us in her dungeon, so we have no way of getting the magic slippers that will take Dorothy home. Plus, the Emerald City is under attack, and the Wizard himself may be in danger!

Now we have to:
- Befriend the Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow
- Flee the flying monkeys
- Learn to steer a hot-air balloon
- Find the courage, heart, and smarts to save the day

. . . or we'll never escape — and everyone knows there's no place like home!

This edition is extra-magical, featuring puzzles, games, and a note from the author.

Read an excerpt

Cold as Ice

Whatever After Box Set, Books 1 - 6

ISBN 9780545855761 Box Set

This box set includes the first six hilarious adventures!

Cold as Ice

Whatever After Bindup, Books 1 - 3

ISBN 9781338101751 Paperback

A magical collection of the New York Times bestselling series!



Back To Top