Granted

Granted

From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby?s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training. Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you?re not allowed to tell anyone what you?ve wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it.  In a magical land called t From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby?s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and u...

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Title:Granted
Author:John David Anderson
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0062643886
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Granted Reviews

  • Lorie Barber
    Aug 12, 2017
    I needed to bury myself in fantasy today, because the state of our nation is... I don't know what it is. But it's not good for a great many people. This book - this magical, wishful, hopeful book - helped a little. Granted's Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is marvelous. She is so unique...
  • Jean-Marie
    Jul 11, 2018
    The 11-year-old and I have been reading quite a lot of excellent but very serious realistic fiction during bedtime. We needed some lighter fare. Granted by John David Anderson did just the trick. Like Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Granted is warm and funny. Better yet, it has a dog!...
  • Brenda
    Mar 08, 2018
    Opening Line: "The last time you blew out your birthday candles, what did you wish for?" Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is the youngest fairy to graduate from the academy, a certified wish granter who is about to embark on her first assignment to Kettering, Ohio to grant 13-year-old Kas...
  • Jennifer
    May 23, 2018
    This was really an enjoyable book. Ophelia is a fairy who has the job to grant wishes. She finally gets called up for her first real job and it?s not as easy as she thinks. There are lots of good lessons in this book for kids. Ophelia has to learn how to think and make adjustment...
  • Stacey Mulholland
    Jul 20, 2018
    I just couldn't get into this book. I'm sure others love it for the writing is beautiful but it just wasn't for me. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 04, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is a young fairy in a very well-developed and complex fairy world. She is supposed to work as a Granter, but for a variety of reasons, not as many wishes are being granted lately. There are lots of protocols and procedures inv...
  • Melissa Mcavoy
    Apr 07, 2018
    3 1/2 stars. The book dragged for the first half, which surprised me; I don't think of Anderson as an indulgent or sappy writer. Lots of twee fairy names mixed with Luddite ruminations on the loss of imagination and wonder and thus a loss of magic, associated with industrialization, mi...
  • Jordan Henrichs
    May 04, 2018
    I personally thought this was wildly different than anything else Anderson has done recently but his sharp dialogue and meticulous plotting is still evident. Ophelia is fully realized and Sam is the perfect sidekick. I think Dreamworks or Pixar should snatch the rights to this title up...
  • JoScho
    Mar 10, 2019
    I checked this one out from the library based solely on the cover. It is an adorable middle grade book about a fairy that is tasked with granting a wish. She is a ?granter? but this is her first assignment. Things get messy and complicated and along the way she meets a stray named ...
  • Patrick
    Aug 05, 2017
    Magical. Inspiring. Whimsical. Heart-warming. I was inthralled with this newest novel by John David Anderson. So different from Posted or Ms. Bixby. Wishes. The why of wishes. The how of wishes. Following our hearts to achieve those wishes. A definite read aloud during 2017/2018!!! ...
  • Donna
    Mar 28, 2018
    Fun story about all the work that goes into granting a wish. Main character is persistent and doesn't let things like getting hit by a truck, nearly drowning in a pond, or getting attacked by a cat slow her down. She befriends a dog who helps her out and then in turn she helps him. W...
  • Karly
    Feb 13, 2019
    A cute and magical story for tweens. The heroine is loveable and relatable for kids. My one knock against it is I wish Ophelia didn?t ?swear? so much. She doesn?t use ?adult words? to swear, but for example she would say ?oh fig nuts!? when she was frustrated. It?s...
  • Barb
    Sep 12, 2018
    Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets, a delightful fairy while on her first assignment granting a wish creates an adventure. I highly recommend this YA book. It would be a wonderful 3rd grade read aloud story! I loved it and could visualize it as a captivating adventure movie. ...
  • Darla
    Feb 12, 2018
    Thank you to Walden Pond Press and Edelweiss for an ARC of this soon to be published middle grade novel. Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is about to go on an odyssey, but she sees it as a few tocks to the destination, one tock to grant a wish and then a quick trip home. You will fall in ...
  • Brenda A
    Jan 22, 2018
    Granted is cute. It follows a young fairy off on her first assignment to grant a wish and the ensuing pandemonium as a result of it. She?s a little bit of a butthead to be honest, especially toward Sam in the beginning. Dogs are amazing! They love everyone and are pretty much per...
  • Kathie
    Feb 18, 2018
    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. Ophelia is a fairy whose job it is to grant wishes...well, that's supposed to be her job, but she hasn't had a chance to actually perform it yet because the supply of magic is low. When she is finally given a...
  • Sarah Zahrt
    Mar 25, 2019
    There is a first time for everything, so here goes....I'm actually admitting I loved a book about fairies. :) This kind of book is not usually my thing, but it sucked me in and I fell in love with Ophelia, Charlie and Sam. ...
  • Tracy
    Jul 13, 2019
    Absolutely fabulous! It's about learning new things, being true to your friends and ideals, and hope ...
  • Theresa Grissom
    Oct 01, 2017
    Thank you to John David Anderson for an ARC of this wonderful book! I loved this fantasy! I think it will be a hit among the upper elementary kids at my school. Anderson has a special talent of combining humor, sweetness and meaning in every book he writes. I can truly see this book tu...
  • Leonard Kim
    Mar 10, 2018
    Doesn?t reach the heights of Ms. Bixby but I liked it better than Posted. My only real criticism is that there are some unnecessary episodes that, on first reading, may cause the reader to wonder whether there is anything really at stake in this story, or whether this is just a premi...
  • C.
    Mar 18, 2018
    Such a fun, sweet, delightful read! I enjoyed this one so much. I really loved the fairy ~Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. I thought the plot of being a grantor of wishes was so interesting, though I didn't understand WHY they are so seldom granted? There is a lot of intense suspense to...
  • Glen
    Jun 04, 2018
    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. In a world where magic power is ever decreasing, a young fairie has the job of granting wishes. She's lucky to even grant a fraction of the wishes wished. She sets out into the human world to find out why. Good for kids. ...
  • Niki
    Aug 04, 2019
    As Granted is one of my 10 yo daughter's favourite books, I wanted to read it (and I wanted to love it too). Ophelia is a wish-granting fairy who is tasked with her first mission, but it goes horribly astray and she needs to make tough decisions about what she believes is right. Pe...
  • Carolina  (fictionologyst)
    Apr 17, 2018
    I got this book from Owlcrate Jr March "I WISH" box. To be honest I've never seen or heard about this book or the author anywhere before so I had no expectation on this book. I dove into it blindly, not knowing anything beside it's about a fairy,  well at least the cover said so.  ...
  • Jamie Klos
    Feb 26, 2019
    This book was very creative. It focused on fairies abilities to grant wishes for humans and what granting a wish can cost a fairy. Fantasy lovers will enjoy this book. The ending especially was perfect. ...
  • Snazzy Reads
    Apr 08, 2018
    4.5 stars ...
  • J.L. Slipak
    Nov 17, 2017
    Description: From John David Anderson, author of the widely acclaimed and beloved novels Ms. Bixby?s Last Day and Posted, comes Granted, a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training and her first wish-granting assignment. Everyone who wishes upon a ...
  • Cristina Quattrone
    Aug 15, 2018
    ?A wish is many things. It is hope and desire and daydreams. It is impossibility and improbability and something in between. It is stardust and well water and spectrums of light in the sky. It is half-melted birthday candles and Christmas lists. It is broken turkey bones. It is the w...
  • Miranda Reads
    Oct 11, 2018
    A wish is many things. It is apprehension and anticipation. It is lucky coins and dandelion fluff and rainbows stretching to forever. Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is a fairy of the highest caliber - she has the honor, privilege and responsibility of being a Granter. Granters are the ...
  • Leslie Sachlis
    Feb 26, 2019
    The hook for me was the cover. Who was riding/being transported willingly by that handsome pup? The answer is Ophelia Dellphinium Figits, a fairy with a mission/assignment/duty to grant a particular wish. She has been chosen for this type of work and has been studying for it for over a...