Princess Ten Ten is the Guardian of the Skies. She helps fight the terrible air pollution that has darkened the once beautiful skies of her city. As a child she is bullied because she is different. But she perseveres. This story teaches readers about East Asian cultures, how to overcome bullying and take better care of our planet.
|Publisher:||Guardian Princess Alliance|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies combines culture, identity, and strength into one origin story that finally lets the girl save her world. The book is filled with colorful pictures, culturally relevant vocabulary lists (and a glossary in the back of the book!), and discussion questions based on Common Core curriculum. It will appease children, parents, and educators alike! Ten Ten is a bright, brave character who stands by her decisions, trains hard, and stays who she is until the very end. She deals with problems that are mental, physical, and emotional, and has the opportunity to teach children that they may encounter these problems themselves, and they are not something to falter to. If passivity isn’t in your playbook, this installment of the Guardian Princesses will be worth checking out. Ten Ten is one of many in a new wave of strong female protagonists, and these heroines cannot get here fast enough.
If there’s one book series that deserves to take the world by storm, it’s the Guardian Princess books! These stories teach everything a child should learn about. They have brought forth ethnic and gender diversity in a very educational and entertaining way, and their latest installment is no exception. Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies can easily be considered a fan-favorite, for her story is very relatable, and the way she overcomes her obstacles is very inspiring. Bullied because of her differences (like how she studies Tiandao and prefers pants over dresses), she is shunned by her father and her society. But instead of merely waiting for her ‘happily ever after’, she creates her own. She uses her strength and special powers, and becomes a super heroine who saves her society, including the very people that bullied her. That is the special thing about the Guardian Princesses. Their differences are what make them stronger, and they all work together to protect their people and their planet. Attached to each book are educational tools, including a glossary, an etymology chart, and Common Core discussion questions that also dig deep into the specific culture of the featured princess. The Guardian Princess Alliance is very serious about teaching today’s kids about culture, diversity, and what a real super heroine is. Princess Ten Ten now joins the ranks of Princess Terra, Princess Vinnea, and Princess Mariana, the other introduced Guardian Princesses. They all have something to teach the world, and they’re going to do it together.