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Sarah Mlynowski


Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel MILKRUN.

Since then Sarah has written the teen novels BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and PARTIES & POTIONS --- all in the ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well the soon-to-be-released GIMME A CALL.

Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also wrote HOW TO BE BAD. Sarah’s four additional novels for adults, FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS and ME VS. ME, were published by Red Dress Ink. She also co-wrote a guide to writing chick lit (SEE JANE WRITE), co-edited two bestselling charity collections (GIRLS' NIGHT IN and GIRLS' NIGHT OUT), and contributed to various anthologies (AMERICAN GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, SIXTEEN: STORIES ABOUT THAT SWEET AND BITTER BIRTHDAY, 21 PROMS, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), FIREWORKS and VACATIONS FROM HELL).

Sarah's books have been translated into 21 languages. Originally from Montreal, she now lives and writes in New York City.

Sarah Mlynowski

Books by Sarah Mlynowski

by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Nory and Andres are in an Upside-Down Magic class with other kids who have unusual magic. Now they’re off on their first-ever overnight field trip! There’s only one downer. The UDM kids aren’t the only ones visiting Dragon Haven. There are other students there, too. Students with “normal” magic. Dragon rescue, bonfires and pajama breakfasts won’t be nearly as fun with a bunch of snooty strangers. Unless...maybe everything isn’t as bad as it first seems. Thrown together with kids who are probably enemies, but might be friends, the UDM kids dive into their topsy-turviest adventure yet.

by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship, Magic


The kids in Upside-Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn't make them weird --- it only makes them human. When things get messy, it's up to Nory, Bax, and their friends to find their way out of trouble before something really wacky happens.

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

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? Wrong. 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!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Abby is spending the day with her best friends, Frankie and Robin, and Penny. Everything is normal until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house...and they all wind up in the story of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND! Now they have to solve a riddle from the Cheshire cat, attend a wacky tea party with the Mad Hatter, become BFFs with Alice and find Frankie...or they'll be stuck in Wonderland for good!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

My brother, Jonah, and I just want to TALK to the magic mirror --- we're not planning on traveling into any fairytales today. Promise. Except we do wind up going through the mirror, this time into the story of The Frog Prince. The princess, who's supposed to transform the cute little frog back into a handsome prince, turns out to be super rude. Jonah and I decide we don't want --- or need --- her help. We can take matters into our own hands and turn the frog into a prince ourselves! Can't we?

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Ever since the magic mirror erased his memory, my brother, Jonah, doesn't believe that we really visit different fairy tales. So it's a relief when the mirror sucks us into a story --- and this time, it's Beauty and the Beast! Hoorah! Or, maybe not. When Jonah picks a rose from the Beast's garden, he messes up the story. The Beast is so angry he takes my brother prisoner...instead of Beauty! But if the Beast doesn't meet and fall in love with Beauty, then his curse will never be lifted and Jonah will be trapped in the palace forever!

by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

It's never easy when your magic goes wonky. For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time. For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure. For Andres, wonky magic means he's always floating in the air or sitting on the ceiling. For Bax, a bad moment of magic will turn him into a...actually, he'd rather not talk about that. Nory, Elliott, Andres and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School's Upside-Down Magic class, where lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments.

by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School --- and the Upside-Down Magic class is getting blamed! Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil. And, yes, most people weren't prepared for Nory to transform into a squippy (that's half squid, half puppy). And while Bax does have the unfortunate magical condition of turning into a stone, he swears he has nothing to do with the rocky magic that's been happening. But the Upside-Down Magic students aren't going to let themselves get in trouble. Instead, they're going to find out what's really going on --- and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magic

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!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Hair today, gone tomorrow...After a tough day at school, I am NOT in a good mood. The perfect pick-me-up? A trip through our magic mirror! When my brother and I --- plus our new dog --- end up in the story of Rapunzel, we can't resist climbing her hair. Oh no! Her smooth locks suddenly look like they've been attacked by a cheese grater. Maybe a trim will help...Snip, snip. SNIP. Oops. Now Rapunzel's hair is too short and we're trapped!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

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.

by Sarah Mlynowski - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Magic

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. Uh-oh. 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 We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happily ever after is gone...forever!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Children's

Once again my brother and I are in hot water . . .

We weren't planning to mess up the fairy tales. The first two times we did it by accident. But when our magic mirror pulls us into the story of the Little Mermaid, we have no choice but to try and rewrite it. Let's just say the original story does NOT end happily!

by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Fiction

Once upon a time, Abby and her brother, Jonah, were normal kids. But then the mirror in their basement slurped them up and magically transported them inside Snow White's fairy tale. Now it's up to them to avoid getting poisoned, sneak into a castle, fix Snow White's story ---  and then find their way home.