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Sylvia Locke and the Three Bears

David Horn

"A whimsical twist on a classic fairy tale with plenty of twists, turns, and sass for early chapter readers." - Kirkus Reviews


RED ALERT FOR FAIRY TALE LAND: Sylvia Locke is out and ready to cause mischief.


Once upon a time in Fairy Tale Land, there lived a very bad girl indeed. Sylvia Locke may have been abandoned by her adventuring parents but that's no excuse for being mean to her loving grandparents, rude to everyone at school, and even bullying rare magical creatures. Right?


One day, when out on a break-and-enter job at the Bear family's house, Sylvia happens upon a magical mirror that turns out to be more than she bargained for. Could even a kid like Sylvia find a friend? Could some warm and fuzzies change her heart?


The first book in Tairy Fails, a modern fractured fairy tale humor series that will have elementary school kids and early chapter book readers screaming with laughter.

Book Details

  • Publisher: David Horn
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.20in - 0.23lb
  • EAN: 9798988543015
  • Recommended age: 06-10
  • Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - AdaptationsHumorous StoriesReaders - Chapter Books

About the Author

Horn, David: - David Horn lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and a funny dog named Trixie. He is the author of the popular Eudora Space Kid early reader humorous sci-fi chapter book series. He enjoys making kids laugh.

Praise for this book

"A whimsical twist on a classic fairy tale with plenty of twists, turns, and sass for early chapter readers."- Kirkus Reviews

"Will wow middle grade readers-and transform them into instant devotees of the next in the series.'" - BookLife Reviews


"Original action and humor at their best . . . highly recommended for elementary chapter book readers seeking a fresh, original voice and novel atmosphere in their fantasy reading." - Midwest Book Review


"Will have readers doubled over with laughter as they follow one very bad girl, Sylvia Locke . . . This is a gem of a magical story that will enchant young readers." - ReadersFavorite (5 Star Review)


"Families will love the comedic spin the chapter book takes on a classic fairytale. It deserves more than five stars! I'll be on the lookout for book two in the Tairy Fails series, and I know once your family and class read this story, they will be, too." - Superkambrook (Kam's Place)


"The perfect story of the pains of a growing teen, with characters based on those we all know and love." - ReadersFavorite (5 Star Review)


"David's wonderful modern fairy tale will engage young readers and make their parents smile." - ReadersFavorite (5 Star Review)

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