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The princess in Black / Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

Hale, Shannon. (Author). Hale, Dean, 1972- (Added Author). Pham, LeUyen, (ill.).

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  • 38 of 57 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 4 copies available at Ridgefield Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ridgefield Library JF CHAPTER HALE (Text to phone) 34010150276847 Juvenile Chapter Book Checked out 07/03/2021
Ridgefield Library JF CHAPTER HALE (Text to phone) 34010150276854 Juvenile Chapter Book Checked out 07/01/2021
Ridgefield Library JF CHAPTER HALE (Text to phone) 34010150276862 Juvenile Chapter Book Checked out 07/08/2021
Ridgefield Library JF CHAPTER HALE (Text to phone) 34010150276870 Juvenile Chapter Book Checked out 07/08/2021

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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!" -- from Amazon.
Subject: Princesses > Juvenile fiction.
Monsters > Juvenile fiction.
Superheroes > Juvenile fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780763665104
The Princess in Black
The Princess in Black
by Hale, Shannon; Hale, Dean; Pham, Leuyen (Illustrator)
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The Princess in Black

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With her cherubic face, gold curls, sparkly tiara, glass slippers, and meringuelike pink-on-pink ensemble, Princess Magnolia seems the epitome of a prim and perfect princess. But she has a secret life, one that involves donning a stylish black costume and defeating monsters (who are more goofy than scary, truth be told) that threaten her kingdom. The Hales (Rapunzels Revenge) drop narrative breadcrumbs throughout the story, setting up subsequent titles in the planned series, and they build comic tension by alternating scenes of the masked princesss monster-fighting with ones starring Duchess Wigtower, who Princess Magnolia has left waiting back at her castle, and who has a fondness for uncovering secrets. The Princess in Black hoped the duchess would not snoop, ends chapter six, as the heroine is seen tying up a furry blue monster. The duchess began to snoop, begins chapter seven. Pham (A Piece of Cake) offers little jolts of energy and wit on every page, with full-page and spot illustrations that have the vivaciousness and irreverence of contemporary animation. Ages 5-8. Authors agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. Illustrators agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780763665104
The Princess in Black
The Princess in Black
by Hale, Shannon; Hale, Dean; Pham, Leuyen (Illustrator)
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K-Gr 3-In this atypical princess story, the refined and frilly Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with the proper Duchess Wigtower when suddenly the monster alarm sounds. As readers quickly find out, Princess Magnolia is actually the Princess in Black. She dons a black cape and ninjalike outfit to fights the monsters that come from Monster Land. Her superhero identity is top secret; Duchess Wigtower must not find out. While the Princess in Black wages battle, Duchess Wigtower snoops around her castle, always looking for evidence of the princesses' imperfections. Meanwhile, Duff the goat boy suspects the true identity of the Princess in Black and considers helping her. The colorful illustrations on each page help move readers through the story as the heroic princess saves the day. The action-packed text in this beginner chapter book will enthrall and is ideal for independent reading or reading aloud. The ending leaves readers with just enough of a wink to hint at a future installment. Give this engaging read to fans of "Bink and Gollie" (Candlewick).-Nancy Jo Lambert, McSpedden Elementary Frisco, TX (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780763665104
The Princess in Black
The Princess in Black
by Hale, Shannon; Hale, Dean; Pham, Leuyen (Illustrator)
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*Starred Review* Properly pink Princess Magnolia is having cocoa and scones with Duchess Wigtower when her glitter-stone ring signals a dangerous beast at large. Quickly excusing herself, she secretly slips into black garb to become the Princess in Black, off to do battle with a hungry blue monster. Assisted by Blacky, her trusty steed, she executes several ninja moves (including the Princess Pounce and the Hornswaggle Hop), decisively hog-tying her prey. But Magnolia worries that the nosy duchess may snoop, unmasking her secret identity. Meanwhile Duff, an unassuming goat, appreciates the PIB's talents, and he dreams of one day becoming the Goat Avenger. The authors of Rapunzel's Revenge (2008) and Calamity Jack (2010), writing here for a slightly younger audience, successfully turn the treacly princess genre on its ear, offering beginning readers a clever, adventurous, and self-reliant heroine who is equally at home in black or pink. Pham's watercolor-and-ink illustrations, rendered in the style of the Disney classics, effectively contrast Magnolia's identities and emphasize the text's humor. Clever details (Duff and his goats eat popcorn on the sidelines as they watch the PIB do her thing) and short manageable sentences make for a promising and sure to be wildly popular new series debut.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2014 Booklist


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