The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763665104
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 89 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hale, Dean 1972-
Pham, LeUyen


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BPLpicks Oct 24, 2019

Princess Magnolia is prim and perfect, as a princess should be, or is she?? Princess Magnolia has a big secret, she is not your ordinary princess. When you live close to Monster Land and wear a Monster alarm on your finger, your tea party plans can change at a moment’s notice. This book is a great introduction to chapter books for emergent readers. It’s full of fun and great illustrations. A great book to share or read on your own. This is the 1st book in a series of fun adventures!

Mar 19, 2019

what is it about I bet I will love it.
comment from my daughter.

Feb 11, 2019

Such a cute and charming story about a princess who is also a superhero.

Feb 16, 2017

Great book for beginner chapter book readers. My 7 year old loved reading this, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story too!

Jan 27, 2017

I've wanted to check this series out for awhile now and the Librarian Challenge in our library system gave me the perfect excuse to check out these delightful chapter books. Princess Magnolia has a secret and Duchess Wigtower is determined to discover it by hook or by crook. Meanwhile the goats must be kept save from the monsters that keep sneaking up into their field through the hole in the ground between the monsters' lair and the goats' field. Will the goat boy get his chance to work alongside the Princess in Black -- and who is she really? Bring it on -- more Princess in Black, please.

Let's the princesses out there know you don't have to be anything less than strong to be a great princess.

WCLSFerndaleLibrary Jan 03, 2017

The Princess in Black is actually a superhero in disguise who fights off monsters trying to eat the goats. I liked her pony who disguises himself as a unicorn. Everybody's name in the book is really funny. Review by Abby Fife.

ArapahoeKati Dec 30, 2016

A fun and exciting chapter book that indulges your princess side plus a great dose of monsters and saving the goats! You'll see what I mean when you read it. Plus, excellent illustrations.

Aug 28, 2016

Just because the little kid in your life is obsessed with princesses doesn't mean she.he has to soak up the powerless-princess mentality! The princess in black kicks major booty while playing with classic princess stereotypes.

Apr 05, 2016

My 4 year old is that perfect balance between tomboy tough and princess pretty. She wants to be like her older brother but still run around in pretty dresses (with a sword, of course). She loves princess Magnolia and all her friends. The only thing she and I would like better is if the author would put pictures & names of all the princesses at the front of the book for reference. While I'm reading to her she's constantly asking who is who. It's not very easy to figure it out. Other than that we both love the books and hope the author decides to write more!

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Jul 06, 2018

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JCLChrisK Jan 20, 2015

Duff the goat boy was not part goat and part boy. That would have been interesting. But Duff was just a boy who took care of goats.


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