A follow up to last year's Princess in Black, this early chapter book series is sure to delight young readers who appreciate adventures as well as a good party. Princess Magnolia is trying to celebrate her birthday, but her alter-ego, Princess in Black, keeps getting summoned to deal with those pesky, goat-eating monsters. She can't enjoy party with her friends and protect the kingdom at the same time, until she finally meets a goat-eating monster who appreciates birthdays as much as she does.— From Holiday Picks 2015
Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate. Today is Princess Magnolia's birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring Brring The monster alarm Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back--an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there--it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don't those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?
About the Author
Shannon and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind The Princess in Black, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High. Shannon and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah. LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of many books for children, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood, as well as the Freckleface Strawberry books by Julianne Moore. LeUyen Pham lives in California.