Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Extra-Ordinary Princess

The Extra-Ordinary Princess
By Carolyn Q. Ebbitt
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2009. 324 pgs. Juvenile fiction.

Young Amelia with her tangly red hair, love of adventure, and a stubborn spirit does not seem like the ideal princess, especially when compared with her three older sisters. Luckily, as the youngest of four, she will never need to worry about becoming queen--or so she believes. When a deadly plague whips through Gossling, taking both her parents' lives and leaving the land under the rule of the fearsome Count Raven, Amelia must rise up and take charge in order to save her country.

This story is a wonderful book for those who love fairy tales, magic, and adventure. The text is sweet and innocent but interesting for both younger and older readers. A lovely addition to those who enjoyed books by Jessica Day George, Gale Carson Levine, and Shannon Hale.

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