A terrific take on the aftermath of the Cinderella story, which finds Ella in a castle taking princess classes and engaged to a man she barely knows. In this tale, Ella got to the ball with her own gifts and skills ( no fairy godmothers involved) and she has to get out of a bad situation using her brains as well. Rousing and empowering, for ages 9 and up.
Category: 8 and up
A gem of a little story about a princess, cursed to be ordinary, who proves that ordinary princesses can live happily ever after just like the storybook princesses. Wonderful heroine, delightful hero, joy all around. Age 8 or 9 and up.
This book for 8-12-year-olds was referred to me by my 10-year-old daughter, who liked it very much and wants to read the sequel. Terrific adventure fantasy, a bit scary, but a great story of a young man, unprepared for what he has to do, who manages to rise to levels of courage he didn’t know he had.