(Hardcover, January 2009)
Savannah used to have a pretty perfect life...until her smarty pants sister stole her cute, intelligent boyfriend. Now Savannah has a fair godmother trying to fix her problems. Why not a fairy godmother? Well, Chrissy, the godmother, didn't exactly excel in Fairy Godmother school. In fact, her grades were merely fair. So Savannah is stuck in the Middle Ages, caught somewhere between Snow White, Cinderella, and the dashing young storyteller, Tristan, who Chrissy also transported to the Middle Ages.
"It's all part of the deluxe prom package Savannah ordered."Fairy tale retellings are some of my favorite stories. It's so fascinating to see how different authors twist the age old tales into something new. Normally, there's some new lesson to be learned, some new moral to be pondered over. In My Fair Godmother, there is a new moral. It's just buried under Chrissy's poor attempts at fairy godmotherhood. Savannah's three wishes aren't very well thought out and it was hilarious seeing how Chrissy interpreted them. I read this book on a plane and the guy next to me kept giving me weird looks because I was constantly laughing out loud. My Fair Godmother is an irreverent, playful take on the godmother myth and my only complaint is that I want to know more about Chrissy and her Fairy Godmother School. So, Ms. Rallison, please won't you write another fair godmother book?