Princessess-A-Plenty: Recommendations from a Reader
In the Comments to the Princess posts, reader elainet has some suggestions for middle and YA book lovers who want more royal reading:
In the "princess-with-a-twist category," try Robin McKinley's Beauty, a verson of Beauty and the Beast written before her better-known Newbery Award book The Hero and the Crown. (If the YA designation and length are not too off-putting for a younger reader, you might also consider Deerskin, and Spindle's End, also by Robin McKinley.)
If the princess doesn't have to be the protagonist, (and you don't mind dragons underfoot) take a look at Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
Elainet also reports that her "medieval fantasy" readers liked Artemis Fowl and Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series beginning with Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday.
These suggestions are great. If any readers have more suggestions of the princess persuasion, please comment!
Labels: Princesses (Grades 4-10)