Holiday Princess (Princess Diaries Series)

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A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays. There's Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Chinese New Year, Saturnalia . . .to name just a few.

Then there's gift giving, the royal Genovian Fabergé advent calendar, hot chocolate with marshmallows -- oh, and all those fabulous holiday movies. How will YOU celebrate this holiday season? Mia and her subjects have a few ideas.

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Overview

A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays. There's Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Chinese New Year, Saturnalia . . .to name just a few.

Then there's gift giving, the royal Genovian Fabergé advent calendar, hot chocolate with marshmallows -- oh, and all those fabulous holiday movies. How will YOU celebrate this holiday season? Mia and her subjects have a few ideas.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A "Princess Diaries" book. In various voices of advisors, friends, relatives, and hangers-on of the Princess Mia, holiday information is conveyed. Readers can learn about manners (from the dowager, Grandmere, Princess of Genovia), some interesting ways to use makeup (Paolo, the palace cosmetician), and worldwide holiday traditions from the world-traveling princess herself. The giving of gifts rather than the receiving is emphasized and Mia's breathless and contemporary-sounding teenage voice makes the information slide down like a spoonful of sugar. Her offerings are set off in bracketed red type face for easy browsing. McLaren's grey watercolor illustrations with red touches lend a festive and feminine look to these pages and the handy size of the book is just right for a middle school girl to slip into her backpack to read on the long bus ride home. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 8 to 14.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060754341
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Series: Princess Diaries Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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Holiday Princess: A Princess Diaries Book


By Meg Cabot

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 Meg Cabot
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060754346

Introduction

A Note from Her Royal Highness Princess Mia

The holidays aren't just any other days . . . well, duh, since they're called holidays. But you get what I mean. They come laden with all this . . . stuff. Like, traditions.

And while some people, like my mom, believe traditions are for breaking, some other people, like Grandmère, believe traditions are the backbone of family and society and stuff.

I don't know who's right and who's wrong. Maybe they both are. All I know is, none of this has anything to do with presents. Which is a bummer, if you ask me.

Continues...


Excerpted from Holiday Princess: A Princess Diaries Book by Meg Cabot Copyright © 2005 by Meg Cabot. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

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    Holiday Princess

    Holiday Princess is a guide book to the holidays,not just Christmas,presented by the characters of Princess Diaries series in a light and hilarious way,A book which i thoroughly enjoyed.Filled with many historical snippets that are not to tedious or long in terms of length,What i love most is the Chinese Zodiac chart and the section of how various countries celebrate Christmas.Also added is the origins of Christmas,Saint Nicolas,How to make greeting cards,fashion tips,music and movie choices and more,It definitely deserves a place in my permanent library!A good book to curl up with on Christmas Day or during the Christmas holidays!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    princess diaries

    i think these books are wonderful. they all are very good especial to girl around the age of 11-13. i give these books 5 stars and a very good reading. i love to read these books.they make me feel special in a very good way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    Cant wait for it to come out

    I think this book is similar to 'perfect princess' except its about different holidays that are celebrated around the world (well, I'm not sure since its not out yet). I can't wait to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2005

    Looks Great!

    Knowing Meg Cabot, this book's gonna be good. Everyone I know loves Meg Cabot books, but I think that I love them the most. Wow. They are such great books, especially Pricess Diaries. The way Meg portrays Mia is from a very realistic point of view.. As I'm a teen myself, I would know. But I really reccommend this book! My mom (47), my grandmom (86), and my sister (11) all love these books, too. So, they are books for all generations!

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