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Everything a reader could wish for

The Squire's Tale

Title: The Squire's Tale
By: Gerald Morris

The Squire's Tale series* has everything a reader could wish for: action, adventure, humor, romance, heroes in disguise, damsels in distress (who usually take care of themselves), overbearing villains, magic, and revenge. These are the tales of King Arthur and his knights as you've never seen them before. In this series the readers can connect to the legends of Arthurian myth on a personal level, one that invests the reader in their distress, their happiness; and, ultimately, their fates.

*The other titles in the series are: The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady; The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf; Parsifal's Page; The Ballad of Sir Dinidan; The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight; The Lioness and Her Knight; The Quest of the Fair Unknown; The Squire's Quest; The Legend of the King.

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Posted by berlinskit on Jan. 27, 2016 at 10:05 a.m.
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Back in Black

The Princess in Black and the perfect princess party

Title: The Princess in Black and the perfect princess party
By: Shannon Hale

It is Princess Magnolia’s birthday. All her princess friends attend her party, but she keeps disappearing to answer the monster alarm. After all, as Princess in Black, monsters must be fought. The guests don’t notice how often the birthday girl leaves her party—except for Princess Sneezewort, who is getting suspicious. Will Princess Sneezewort find out what Princess Magnolia is up to, or will she just eat birthday cake and ice cream? Will Princess Magnolia be able to enjoy her birthday? This sequel to The Princess in Black is an enjoyable read with a funny twist at the end.

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Posted by websterp on Jan. 7, 2016 at 9:04 a.m.
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Princess in action

The Princess in Black

Title: The Princess in Black
By: Shannon Hale

Princess Magnolia may seem like a proper princess who likes to wear pink and be ladylike, but when her glittery pink ring sounds the alarm, she transforms herself into the monster fighting hero: Princess in Black! Atop her trusty horse, Blackie, our royal hero rides into action with each turn of the page to fight monsters with a Princess Pounce. Blacky Battle! Horswaggle Hop! Twinkle twinkle little SMASH! The story is funny and lighthearted, with wonderful illustrations

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Posted by websterp on Jan. 7, 2016 at 9:04 a.m.
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Better than perfect

Dumplin'

Title: Dumplin'
By: Julie Murphy

Clover City, Texas, is known for its annual Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant. Willowdean Dickson, known as Will or Dumplin’, is perfectly happy in her own skin, much to the chagrin of her former pageant queen mother. Will isn’t one of the skinny pageant girls, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Working at the local fast food restaurant, she meets Bo, who likes her for who she is—curves and all. Suspicious of Bo’s intentions, Will begins to wonder if she really is happy with herself. She decides to enter the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant to show the town that girls come in every shape and size, and are not always perfect. Along the way, Will learns that true friends stick by you no matter what, and, that by entering the pageant, she has unwittingly inspired several other "non-pageant" girls to join her. The Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant will never be the same.

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Posted by pughc on Jan. 3, 2016 at 8:40 a.m.
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I want THAT pony!

The Princess and the Pony

Title: The Princess and the Pony
By: Kate Beaton

Princess Pinecone is a young warrior who wants a pony for her birthday. She knows what kind would be perfect for her: a handsome warrior horse, heroic in stature. Instead, her parents give her a short, wide-in-the-girth pony with bulgy eyes. He doesn’t match what Princess Pinecone would call a warrior horse…or does he? Princess Pinecone and the very small—and very smart—pony give it a try. The story is really funny, and the pony won me over, hoofs down. What a laugh to see how the big, strong warriors react to the little, google-eyed pony on the battleground! For other reads with feisty little warriors I recommend Edda : a little Valkyrie’s first day of school by Adam Auerbach and Princess in black by Shannon Hale.

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Posted by websterp on Sept. 17, 2015 at 11:53 a.m.
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