The Princess in Black (Princess in Black Series #1)

The Princess in Black (Princess in Black Series #1)


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Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.

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ISBN-13: 9780763665104
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Series: Princess in Black Series , #1
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 102,787
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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The Princess in Black 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JillJemmett More than 1 year ago
This is a girl power story about a princess who has a secret life as a superhero. I’ve been interested in this series for years. I love the images on the covers. Princess Magnolia is a tough girl, who lives her everyday life as a princess. No one knows about her secret life as a superhero. This story was very funny. Princess Magnolia was having tea when she heard her monster signal and she had to run way to change into her black costume to fight the dragon. This is unheard of because princesses don’t wear black. Princess Magnolia is a strong character for kids to read about. She doesn’t follow silly, old-fashioned rules so she can make a difference in the world. I loved reading her story, and I can’t wait to read more.
lent More than 1 year ago
We love this book. My 3 year old loves reading it because it's a big book with chapters. A great story with a strong female character, and a great introduction to chapter books.
Rynnlynn More than 1 year ago
Here is a story about a “perfect” princess who seems dainty and in need of saving, but she’s actually…wait for it…The Princess in Black! She’s a monster fighting princess who inspires others simply by doing. She’s a super hero who my kids can relate to. “The Princess in Black” captivated my whole family. It’s a great transition book from picture books to chapter books, and it’s something we can read again and again. We look forward to adding the rest of this series to our book collection as well. A more detailed review of this book can be found on my book review blog:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old loved this book! Can't wait to read the second book in the series! This was one of the few books she wanted to keep reading until the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just bought this book for my (almost) 6yo. She LOVES it and so do I. This is so much fun to read! Neither of us wanted to put it down. MORE PRINCESS IN BLACK BOOKS PLEASE!!!
mrskbookstogo More than 1 year ago
Princess Magnolia might enjoy hot chocolate and scones, yet she has a secret. A secret so important that even a visiting nosy duchess can not discover. With the ring of her ring, the princess must excuse herself from the duchess and "run" into action. Princess Magnolia lives near the entrance to Monster Land and stopping monsters is a high priority for a princess with a secret. With the help of her unicorn, Frimplepants, she will charge through the forest to rescue the goats from the monster attack. Duff the goat boy is unprepared for the monstrous attack... and yet, he discovers there's a new way to make monsters retreat... "Horswaggle Hop! Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Smash!" Continue this series to see if Princess Black's secret is still a secret. Will the Goat Avenger get a call on his goat bells the next time the monsters come calling? As always, it is my hope that a flame of interest will lead you to discoveries beyond what is already on your shelf... Then share... share... and re-share with each and every reader that crosses the threshold of your classroom... MrsK
book4children More than 1 year ago
Shannon Hale is brilliant (so is Dean Hale). My six year old daughter is a huge fan of superheroes, ninjas, and adventure, but most books with those themes cater only to boys. The Princess in Black shatters those stereotypes, giving both boys and girls a fun, entertaining story featuring a princess ninja, a monster, a nosy duchess, a curious goat boy, and some very lucky goats. My daughter has declared it "the best book ever" and has read it several times. She and her sister even started a ninja club where they can discuss science and fight off anyone who tries to stop them. The story is imaginative, entertaining, and precisely what 5-8 year olds like reading. There are full color illustrations on every page and the vocabulary is simple. It also introduces kids to new words they might not encounter otherwise. Words like "minced" and "pranced" present kids with an achievable challenge. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a child in the chapter book stage. Content: Clean Source: I bought this book for my daughters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Princess in Black is one of my daughter’s and mine favorite books! The illustrations and the story line are adorable. I loved it just as much as another new book, The Star Diggers by Vlad S. Koros, which is very different, but also very charming.