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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sarah Aronson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: , in

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Aronson lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sarah Aronson writes books for kids and teens. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Titles At Your Library

The Princess and the Pea : A Pop-up Book
ISBN: 0689846851

Little Simon. 2002

Offers young readers the story of a lonely prince and his dedicated search to find his perfect princess, and includes pull-tabs, lift-the-flaps, and pop-up surprises on every spread.

Head Case
ISBN: 1596432144

Roaring Brook Press. 2007

ONE MISTAKE. ONE BAD NIGHT. ONE TOO MANY DRINKS. A powerful and heartbreaking debut novel about a guy who had it all...until he drank that fifth beer and got into the car.
Frank Marder is a head, paralyzed from the neck down, and it's his fault. He was drinking. He was driving. Now Frank can't walk, he can't move, he can't feel his skin. He needs someone to feed him, to wash him, to move his body.
But if you ask most of the people who are posting on www.quadkingonthenet, he hasn't been adequately punished. Two people are dead because of him. Frank should go to jail. Only "Annonymous" disagrees.

Beyond Lucky
ISBN: 0803735200

Dial Books. 2011

Ari Fish believes in two things: his hero-Wayne Timcoe, the greatest soccer goalie to ever come out of Somerset Valley-and luck. So when Ari finds a rare and valuable Wayne Timcoe trading card, he's sure his luck has changed for the better. Especially when he's picked to be the starting goalie on his team. But when the card is stolen-and his best friend and the new girl on the team accuse each other of taking it-suddenly Ari can't save a goal, everyone is fighting, and he doesn't know who, or what, to believe in.

Before the team falls apart, Ari must learn how to make his own luck, and figure out what it truly means to be a hero.

Believe (Fiction - Young Adult)
ISBN: 1467706973

Carolrhoda Books. 2013

When Jaime Freeman was six years old, she was the only survivor of a suicide bombing that killed her parents and dozens of others. Since then, she's become a symbol of hope, peace, faith—of whatever anyone wants her to be. Now she's sixteen, and it's time for her to stop being a symbol and to start being her own person—whoever that is.

The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever! (The Wish List #1)
ISBN: 0545941512

Scholastic Press. 2017

Q: What do you need to become a great fairy godmother?

a) kindness

b) determination

c) gusto

d) all of the above

Fairy-godmother-in-training Isabelle doesn't know what gusto is, but she's pretty sure she has what it takes to pass fairy godmother training with flying colors.

But then Isabelle is assigned a practice princess who is not a princess at all. Nora is just a normal girl -- a normal girl who doesn't believe in fairy godmothers, or wishes come true, or happily ever afters.

Isabelle has to change Nora's mind about magic and grant a wish for her. If she can't, Isabelle will flunk training and never become a great fairy godmother!

Keep Calm and Sparkle On! (The Wish List #2)
ISBN: 0545941598

Scholastic Press. 2017

Isabelle has finally made it to Level Two of Fairy Godmother Training -- but just barely. She'll really have to step it up if she wants to pass the next challenge.

Level Two of training comes with a twist, however. Isabelle's newest practice princess isn't who she expected -- and granting the new girl's wish means making her old princess, Nora, really unhappy.

What's a godmother to do? Isabelle will need more than a few magic sparkles to make everyone happily ever after this time!

Halfway to Happily Ever After (The Wish List #3)
ISBN: 0545941628

Scholastic Press. 2018

Happily Ever After? Not so fast!

With two levels of fairy godmother training behind her, Isabelle is actually looking forward to Level Three. But when half the trainees go on strike, regular training seems to go up in sparkles again.

But Isabelle's too close to becoming a real fairy godmother to let her skills get rusty. And when she finds out her first two princesses are unhappy at summer camp, she has to do something! Can Isabelle grant a few wishes without crossing the picket line?

Survival of the Sparkliest! (The Wish List #4)
ISBN: 0545941652

Scholastic Press. 2019

Q: What will Isabelle learn in Level Four?

a) How to be a great fairy godmother
b) The TRUE story of the Unhappy Princess
c) The secret to Clotilda's success
d) All of the above

Isabelle has finally made it to the last level of fairy godmother training! Once she aces the final, she'll be a real fairy godmother. She can't wait for unlimited sparkles, fancy wands, and a chance to reconnect with her first assignment, non-princess Nora.

But a sparkly disaster throws Isabelle for a loop. Suddenly, her future as a fairy godmother isn't looking like a wish come true. Is she destined for the Home for Normal Girls, after all?

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