Reviews and Blog Posts: princesses

Cinderella, the World Traveler

There’s been a lot of buzz about the new Cinderella movie that’s in theaters right now. But did you know that the story has been around for centuries? And that there are over 1,000 versions of the Cinderella story from all over the world?

Her name can be Cinderella, but she’s also been known as Rose, Yeh-Shen, Aschenputtel, Cendrillion, Jouanah, Nyasha, Teresa, Damura, Domitila, Pongi, and more.

The fire wish

by Amber Lough

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The war between jinn and humans has been raging for fifteen years, with no signs of stopping. Jinni Najwa has trained all her life as a spy, and discovers that she is the only one among her people who can enter the heavily warded palace of the Caliph. Meanwhile, the...

The princess and the admiral

by Charlotte Pomerantz

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Princess Mat Mat is the ruler of the Tiny Kingdom, a poor, self-sufficient country which is on the cusp of being able to celebrate 100 years of peace. As she starts planning the celebration, however, news comes in of an invading fleet of warships in the distance. Since she has...

The icebound land

by John (John Anthony) Flanagan

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For an adventure series, these books by John Flanagan are highly recommended. The characters and settings mimic a kind of Robin Hood medieval time and land, although everything here is in an imaginary land. However, the adventures are not supposed to be magical or fantastical but really possible and the...

Lots of wedding delights even with no invite

Ok, ok I'll admit that I'm a royal watcher addicted to every single news story, magazine article, and documentary on the upcoming nuptials of Will and Kate.

The most famous couple in the world is about to say their "I dos." While I have my DVR set to several channels Friday, April 29 at 2:00 a.m., I can also say "I do" to a bouquet of books about the royal couple.

Life: The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by Life Magazine

The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry -- A Look Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl

The lacemaker and the princess

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Isabelle is a lacemaker in a French village outside the palace of Versailles during the time of Marie Antoinette. One day when she is visiting her brother who works as a groom in the palace stables, Isabelle meets the princess Therese and they become friends. Soon Isabelle gets to play...

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