Review: The Princess in Black

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Title: The Princess in Black
Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Source: Library
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.

Review:

This is a girl power story about a princess who has a secret life as a superhero.

I’ve been interested in this series for years. I love the images on the covers. Princess Magnolia is a tough girl, who lives her everyday life as a princess. No one knows about her secret life as a superhero.

This story was very funny. Princess Magnolia was having tea when she heard her monster signal and she had to run way to change into her black costume to fight the dragon. This is unheard of because princesses don’t wear black.

Princess Magnolia is a strong character for kids to read about. She doesn’t follow silly, old-fashioned rules so she can make a difference in the world. I loved reading her story, and I can’t wait to read more.

What to read next:

  • The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

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