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Aila & Determination

Book 2, Perfectly Awkward Tales - Perfectly Awkward Tales

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Perfectly Awkward Tales is a series of girl-powered fairy tale adventures, where self-acceptance is the hero. Winner of Mom's Choice Gold Award for excellence in family-friendly products. Ages 6-12.

Aila & Determination fully animated iBook available exclusively in iTunes

Aila is thirteen years old, an orphan with no one in the world but her baby sister, Maisie. But Maisie has disappeared. Stolen by powerful fairies from the Land of Sidh. When Aila begins the impossible journey to get her sister back, she discovers the power of her gift. Determination. 

Look for other award-winning books in the series ( 

- Vasilisa & Intuition 
- Ninetta & Confidence 
- Color & Creativity Coloring Book (Color All 3 Adventures! Only available in print format) 

Authors Princess Ivana (a real princess), Magdalene Smith, and Marisa Smith are a multi-generational writing team. Together the two sisters and their mom have won 3 Mom's Choice Gold awards, a Mom's Choice Silver, a National Parenting Publications award, and SheKnows Editor's Choice and Best Book awards. 

Illustrator Hanna Barczyk's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other major publications. She has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration). 

What People are Saying:
The most wonderful children's books I think I've ever read... –-Elena Upson, mom
These exciting stories are a tribute to girl power, encouraging young women to break molds and fearlessly be themselves. These books should be in every classroom! --Meghann McNaught, kindergarten teacher
What a powerful message! These books are amazing and empower youth to be who they were born to be. --Becki Hanson, 1st grade teacher
As a 4th grade teacher, I value literature that empowers girls to be strong, independent, and confident. The self-reliant characters in Perfectly Awkward Tales encourage girls to stay true to themselves. I integrate these inspiring stories into my curriculum by guiding students to compare the character traits of these heroines with female historical figures and to themselves. --Marissa Ochoa, District Teacher of the Year; Top-Ten Finalist for San Diego County Teacher of the Year

Feminist fairy tales every girl and boy should read! –-Lynn Hamrick, award-winning television director, The Baby-Sitter’s Club, Fudge, Family Ties


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Customer Reviews

Go Aila!

Where would we be without determination. An inspiring and important read full of delightful imagery.

Alia and Determination

What beautifully empowering stories for young girls for self reliance and self confidence. Wonderful.

Aiia & Determination

wow this is such a well written story, thank you for the beautiful design and powerful contents!

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Aila & Determination
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Published: Oct 10, 2016
  • Publisher: Dont Sweat it Media, Inc
  • Seller: Dont Sweat It Media, Inc.
  • Print Length: 34 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, Perfectly Awkward Tales
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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