Princess Nevermoreby Dian Curtis Regan
Dian Curtis Regan weaves an engrossing fantasy about a young princess, Quinn, who one day finds herself on the other side of the wishing pool--on Earth.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyIn a starred review, PW called this fantasy about a magic princess in Middle America "suspenseful and poignant... a real page-turner." Ages 10-up. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Judy SilvermanIf you can accept a fantasy world literally underneath our own, complete with princesses, magicians and their apprentices, and strict rules about contacting our world, then try this one. Princess Quinn of Mondria sees bits of the world above her and is sure that she wants to see more. Cam is the magician's apprentice, the princess's best friend who wants to go with her, but the spell he casts sends her to face modern New York alone. The scene is set so well that the reader can picture the pond underneath a bridge in Central Park, and can almost see the Princess appearing (soaking wet) in front of two modern teenagers. Fortunately they can deal with what they do not understand and manage to hide her in plain sight. Her court dress is not exactly appropriate for school, but she can wear her hostess's jeans and T-shirts. But what will she do about going to the Halloween dance? More characters bring more problems, of course. There is a first love, complete with jealousy, hatred, and finally reconciliation. There is nothing objectionable in this book but there is nothing enthralling, either. It is readable and fun to read, if you like Princess books, have not read too many of them, and are willing to accept coincidences rather indiscriminatelythe strangest of which is that it all may have been "arranged" or at least foreseen by a Mondrian magician who once long ago chose to stay in our world. Recommended for fans of the genre.
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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