Princess of the Wild Swans

Posted on July 14, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Princess Meriel and her five brothers are surprised when their father, the king, comes home from a trip with a new wife. Seeing as the queen died long ago, it seems reasonable, they decide. But the new queen drives the six children crazy with her new rules. When Meriel’s brothers disappear, she finds that the […]

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The Frog Princess

Posted on July 5, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Misleading Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The last book I reviewed was The Dragon Princess by E.D. baker. After reading it, I noticed that it was the last in a series. So, this time, I went back and read the first book, The Frog Princess. I shouldn’t have. It uses the cliche “twist” of the princess turning into a frog instead of the frog […]

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The Dragon Princess

Posted on June 25, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Misleading Books | Tags: , , , , , , |

This book looked good in the library. But when I got home and read it, I was tremendously disappointed. It has a very good concept– a princess turns into a dragon when she gets angry. But she’s not a cute little pink dragon, but a enormous, green-scaled, fire breathing one. She scares away just about […]

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