Purple Princess Wins the Prize (Perfectly Princess Series #2)

Purple Princess Wins the Prize (Perfectly Princess Series #2)

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by Alyssa Crowne, Charlotte Alder
     
 

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A spunky new series for any girl who dreams of being a princess. The book even looks magical --- it's printed on purple pages!

Printed on PURPLE pages!

Isabel Dawson has two annoying big brothers, thinks purple is the best color in the whole world, and loves princess stories. When she reads about a princess on a royal quest, Isabel decides to go on a quest,

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A spunky new series for any girl who dreams of being a princess. The book even looks magical --- it's printed on purple pages!

Printed on PURPLE pages!

Isabel Dawson has two annoying big brothers, thinks purple is the best color in the whole world, and loves princess stories. When she reads about a princess on a royal quest, Isabel decides to go on a quest, too. She'll show her brothers that she's just as good as they are!

Isabel's quest is to win a prize --- she's just not sure what kind. It won't be easy, but this princess isn't giving up without a fight!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
Like a country-western song about mamas, trains, guns, and jail, this book touches all the iconic bases for the target female age group. In case a reader misses them, they are even handily provided in the main character, Isabel's, list of words to include in a story that her second-grade class is assigned to write: princess, purple, crown, prince, and castle. Even the pages of the book are tinted pale lavender. The requisite "meen" older brothers, twin best friends with freckles and red hair, and snotty rival are also worked into this modern story. Jealous of her sports-loving brothers who bring home shelves of trophies, Isabel decides to go on a quest, just like Princess Crystal in the book she reads in her purple-sheeted "castle" under her bunk bed, so that she, too, can earn trophies. First, she enters a cupcake contest, but her icing turns brown rather than purple, and her nemesis wins. Then she tries a race on Field Day, but one of her brothers hides her shoes. She is forced to wear the too-big-but-purple sneakers her father has bought, one of which falls off. Her nemesis wins again. Her brother apologetically makes her a certificate for "Best Sister." Even better, her story wins the state competition. This formulaic story provides a stereotypical image of seven-year-old girls. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545160780
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Perfectly Princess Series, #2
Pages:
80
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author


Alyssa Crowne is the author of more than 100 books for children. Some of her favorite stories when she was young were fairy tales featuring princesses. Today she lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her family and pets.

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Purple Princess Wins the Prize 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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KJVB More than 1 year ago
My 6yo daughter, who has a somewhat high reading level for a first grader, loves these books. She had first read Pink Princess and it never left her hands for almost two weeks. She enjoyed it so much that she would go back and re-read it several times before she moved onto another book. Turns out the Purple Princess must also fall into this category as this too is one she doesn't put down. We cannot wait for Orange Princess in June!