The princess in black

by Hale, Shannon,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2017
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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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Properly pink Princess Magnolia is having cocoa and scones with Duchess Wigtower when her glitter-stone ring signals a dangerous beast at large. Quickly excusing herself, she secretly slips into black garb to become the Princess in Black, off to do battle with a hungry blue monster. Assisted by Blacky, her trusty steed, she executes several ninja moves (including the Princess Pounce and the Hornswaggle Hop), decisively hog-tying her prey. But Magnolia worries that the nosy duchess may snoop, unmasking her secret identity. Meanwhile Duff, an unassuming goat, appreciates the PIB's talents, and he dreams of one day becoming the Goat Avenger. The authors of Rapunzel's Revenge (2008) and Calamity Jack (2010), writing here for a slightly younger audience, successfully turn the treacly princess genre on its ear, offering beginning readers a clever, adventurous, and self-reliant heroine who is equally at home in black or pink. Pham's watercolor-and-ink illustrations, rendered in the style of the Disney classics, effectively contrast Magnolia's identities and emphasize the text's humor. Clever details (Duff and his goats eat popcorn on the sidelines as they watch the PIB do her thing) and short manageable sentences make for a promising and sure to be wildly popular new series debut.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "With her cherubic face, gold curls, sparkly tiara, glass slippers, and meringuelike pink-on-pink ensemble, Princess Magnolia seems the epitome of a prim and perfect princess. But she has a secret life, one that involves donning a stylish black costume and defeating monsters (who are more goofy than scary, truth be told) that threaten her kingdom. The Hales (Rapunzels Revenge) drop narrative breadcrumbs throughout the story, setting up subsequent titles in the planned series, and they build comic tension by alternating scenes of the masked princesss monster-fighting with ones starring Duchess Wigtower, who Princess Magnolia has left waiting back at her castle, and who has a fondness for uncovering secrets. The Princess in Black hoped the duchess would not snoop, ends chapter six, as the heroine is seen tying up a furry blue monster. The duchess began to snoop, begins chapter seven. Pham (A Piece of Cake) offers little jolts of energy and wit on every page, with full-page and spot illustrations that have the vivaciousness and irreverence of contemporary animation. Ages 5-8. Authors agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. Illustrators agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Hale, Shannon. Princess in Black ; #1.
#1 - The Princess in black
#2 - The Princess in black and the perfect princess party
#3 - The Princess in black and the hungry bunny horde
#4 - The Princess in black takes a vacation
#5 - The Princess in black and the mysterious playdate
Subjects Princesses Juvenile fiction
Monsters Juvenile fiction
Heroes Juvenile fiction
Secrecy Juvenile fiction
Princesses Fiction
Monsters Fiction
Superheroes Fiction
Comic and Graphic Books
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Candlewick Press,2015
Candlewick Press2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Hale, Dean, 1972- author.
Pham, LeUyen, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Elementary Grade.
Ages 5-8.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9780763696368
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