The Princess in Black

Shannon Hale; Dean Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

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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.

Bookseller Review
by Genevieve Kruyssen

The Princess in Black is the perfect combination of adventure, monsters, tea parties and prettiness. Princess Magnolia does not have to reject her feminine attributes to be powerful, she gets to be both. One of my favourite parts of the tale is her inspiring a Sheppard to become a superhero and fight monsters as well, he becomes. . . Goat Boy! With a hessian sack disguise and all! At Wild Things this series is very popular with girls and boys. Families love to have this as a longer read aloud that transitions into a first Chapter book. It particularly works well with a family range in between 4 - 8. 

ISBN: 9780763678883
Publication Date: 14-Apr-2015
Publisher: Candlewick Press