The Princess and the Hound

The Princess and the Hound

by Mette Ivie Harrison
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The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

He is a prince, heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the animal magic, which is forbidden by death in the land he'll rule.

She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from true human friendship but inseparable from her hound.

Though they think they have little in common, each possesses a secret that must be hidden at all costs. Proud, stubborn, bound to marry for the good of their kingdoms, this prince and princess will steal your heart, but will they fall in love?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061131882
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Edition description: Library Bound Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Mette Ivie Harrison has a PhD in Germanic literature and is the author of The Princess and the Hound; Mira, Mirror; and The Monster in Me.

Of The Princess and the Bear, she says, "I never thought there would be a sequel to The Princess and the Hound, but when I read through the galleys, I realized that there was another book waiting in the story of the bear and the hound. In some ways, you might think of it more as a parallel novel than as a sequel, because it stands on its own as a new story. But who knows? Maybe I’ll look at these galleys and find another story demanding to be told."

She lives with her family in Utah.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In an enchanted land, Prince George is a young man who has always kept a secret. He, like his mother, was born with the ability to talk to animals, a gift shunned by the rest of the kingdom. In fact, anyone found with the "animal magic" is burned at the stake to get rid of the "evil." When his mother dies, George is left all alone and seeks refuge in his own private world.

Then a marriage arrangement is made with the princess of the neighboring kingdom.

Neglected by her father, Princess Beatrice is shy and reclusive, only trusting her own pet hound. Can George ever get through the cold barrier surrounding the princess and find out what secrets she also hides?

This compelling novel takes a unique and interesting spin off of the usual classic fairy tales. THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND is full of imagination and will be sure to intrigue readers longing for more than the usual, romantic prince-meets-princess tale. I would recommend THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND to all fantasy lovers looking for a new flavor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i first started reading this book, i was so excited about what would happen. It sounded like the perfect romance. However, the plot proved more twisted, the characters more confusing, and how the book was written in general was rather difficult to follow. i found myself having to go back to previous pages to try and understand what had happened. Even then the book was still good. Then i got to about the last four chapters, and the whole thing totally fell through. Those last chapters were just unbelievably cheesy. I couldn't take it. I was just waiting for the 'And they lived happily ever after' at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story captivates the heart and allows for the imagination to run rampant with the story of a prince who feels like an outsider and a young princess unloved by her father and carrying a deep secret that she can only trust with someone that can truly love and understand her.
IrishLemonsickle More than 1 year ago
This book is unlike any other I've read. The storyline is the most captivating part, for certain. But each character has secrets and is unpredictable, which is always refreshing in a book. It has an incredibly slow beginning, in my opinion, and I almost put it down after the first few chapters of the "storyteller/flashback" style of writing with so little detail/in-depth description. But once the writing style switched over to the present time in George's life, the story seemed to leap to life for me and became so much more enjoyable. I recommend this book to anyone who loves mature writing, fairy tale plots, twists and turns, magic, romance, animals, or just a pleasant read. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was based on a really cute and interesting story line. The author did a very good job writing and putting together all of the events. I would recommend this book if you like stories that take place in the past...like I do. However, some parts of the book tend to get boring and sometimes confusing...but if you get through them then it'll be worth it.
kellie0223 More than 1 year ago
I have the paper version, however; this was the first book I read by this author and it is still my favorite.
Ragsy More than 1 year ago
As a high school teacher I was looking for something that would appeal to teenagers--yet be a fun read. The kids loved the book. The idea of animal magicry(sp?) was an excellent topic of discussion and the teens enjoyed the concept. As a fairy tale it was beautiful!
englteach More than 1 year ago
I was very excited about reading this one, and it definitely had potential, but for me, the story simply fell flat. I wasn't emotionally connected with the characters, though they were well-drawn. I didn't "feel" the romance or even find it credible. Why did George, a lifelong recluse, decide after a few meetings that he loved Marit? And what was with the hound and the bear? Did they know each other previously? How were they able to love each other the first time they met? Also, the conflicts between George and his father and Marit and her father were too easily resolved. The story was overlong, and the events, predictable. I finished it, but I didn't really enjoy it like I was hoping to.
curled-up-with-a-book More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of classic literature you will definately be a fan of this. It isn't first person like so many books now are and it isn't character driven, even though you do love the characters. This book is story driven and that is sooo rare to find lately. It's a story that you can easily read to your children and you'll both be in love.
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God really buy it cause it good buy it!!!!!!:D
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This is not a bad book. Good story some emotion invovled everything is pg. Hope you like it.
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