The Princess Present (Princess Diaries Series)

The Princess Present (Princess Diaries Series)

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by Meg Cabot
     
 

Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present

Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too.

But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn

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Overview

Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present

Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too.

But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol, and with all the state holiday functions Mia must attend, there's no time to linger under the mistletoe with Michael. Worst of all, Mia hasn't been able to find him the perfect gift.

Can Mia stop her (bah-hum)bugging long enough to see that the perfect present has nothing to do with international express courier — and everything to do with real love? (Though some shiny silver ribbon never hurts ...)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
It's back to Genovia in The Princess Present: A Princess Diaries Book by Meg Cabot, the sixth title in the series. Meg's friend, Lilly, and beau, Michael, are coming to visit her in Genovia for Christmas, and Mia wants to make sure everything is perfect. Lilly's aversion to the wealth around her and a disastrous gala ball add to the craziness, before all is resolved in an O'Henry-esque denouement. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Princess Mia is back in this sweet holiday trifle, the latest addition to the popular "Princess Diaries" series. Every year, the young heir of Genovia spends the holidays in the royal kingdom with her father and grandfather. Holidays are usually pretty spectacular there, but Mia believes this holiday will be more perfect than any others, because she has made arrangements for her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly to join her. However, things quickly go awry. Mia's royal obligations keep her busy and apart from her beloved Michael. She argues with rebellious Lilly about the responsibilities of royalty and their guests. Mia even inadvertently disrupts her grandmother's holiday festivities, in a most unusual way. Altogether, Mia's holiday spirit is taking a real beating. Can she find the meaning of Christmas in time to prevent her visit from being a total loss? Fans of the excitable young princess are sure to love this book. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 12 to 16.
—Heidi Hauser Green
KLIATT
This brief new entry in the popular series about Mia, a Manhattan high school student who also happens to be heir to the throne of a small European nation, is a version of the classic O. Henry story "The Gift of the Magi." In diary form, Mia breathlessly relates how she spends the Christmas holidays in Genovia with her demanding Grandmère. She is thrilled that her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to join her, but distraught because she hasn't yet found the perfect gift for him. Meanwhile, state functions cut into her make-out time with Michael, Lilly wreaks havoc, tourists need rescuing from a sinking ship, and hilarious disasters ensue as Mia struggles to master her royal responsibilities. Another funny, frothy confection from Cabot that will please Mia's many fans. (A Princess Diaries book). KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, HarperCollins, 96p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Paula Rohrlick

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060754334
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/21/2004
Series:
Princess Diaries Series
Edition description:
Ages 12+
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

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

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
Website:
http://www.megcabot.com

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