Isabella is visiting Porkita's kingdom when a band of hideous soldiers storm the palace and take Porkita's family hostage. Isabella and Porkita manage to escape and go search for someone who can help. But the soldiers aren't interested in Porkita's family-it's Princess Isabella they are after! Their leader, Rankton the Ruthless thinks she can lead him to the Medallion of Tiben which will give him power over all the creatures of the land. Will the girls be able to outsmart Rankton? If the soldiers do catch them, will Isabella lead them to the necklace in order to save Porkita's family, even though it means giving Rankton unlimited power? Follow the two young princesses on their exciting adventure as they meet up with old friends like Grammy and Inius and meet new challenges that are even more frightening than the ones Isabella faced in The Glass Cage.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||0.58(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 15 Years|
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grabbed Porkita’s hand and led her on tiptoe from the stairway. “We have to get
out of the palace without being seen. Do you know a way out?”
“No,” answered Porkita. “I think there might be a door at the end of that hallway, but I’m not sure.”
“Let’s try it,” suggested Isabella. They crept across the kitchen slowly, always alert for any sign of the soldiers. They made it to the hallway and then bolted down the short hall toward the only door in sight. Just as they reached the door, they heard the heavy clatter of boots in the kitchen behind them. Isabella grabbed the doorknob and tore the door open. She pushed Porkita through it and followed her, only to slam right into Porkita’s back. They weren’t outside as they had hoped. They were in a large room filled from ceiling to floor with stored food. They had stumbled into the palace pantry.
Isabella pulled the door shut behind them and started to search wildly for any way out. Porkita stood staring at the shelves and shelves of food, including one whole wall of shelves filled with ears of corn.
The sound of the soldiers’ boots coming down the hall shook Porkita out of her trance. She began helping Isabella look for a way out. As the soldiers came closer, Isabella pulled Porkita behind a row of shelves. Two soldiers burst through the door and glanced quickly around the room. Not seeing the girls, they exited the room and tramped back down the hall. Isabella let out her breath, but froze when she heard a loud crunching in the room with her. She slowly turned her head toward the sound, only to witness Porkita biting into an ear of corn.
“Porkita! How can you eat?” Isabella whispered. “Aren’t you afraid?”
“Of course I am!” Porkita responded softly. “And when I’m afraid, I get hungry.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fulfilling sequel to the excellent 'Glass Cage.' I read this to my two sons and they never get tired of hearing it. Levering-Duff is a highly imaginative author who knows how to captivate the hearts of young readers. I definitely recommend this novel and 'The Glass Cage' to anyone who is looking for novels with strong moral lessons to read to their children.
I loved the first book The Glass Cage. I couldn't wait to finish it, but when I did I wished there was more. The same happened with The Medallion of Tiben. I love the characters they suck you into the story. I hope it continues to a third book.
What a good book! I read the first adventure of Princess Isabella, 'The Glass Cage' and I knew I had to get the second novel to find out how the story ended. I was afraid the sequel would not be as well written as the first book, but I was not disappointed. I reccommend 'The Glass Cage' and 'The Medallion of Tiben' to anyone who enjoys adventures, fantasy and a good laugh.