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Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters (Hardcover)

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Boy(s), if you thought the Princess Academy books were all tea parties and perfectly coiffed hair, are you in for a surprise. Shannon Hale, author of the similarly spunky (albeit younger) Princess in Black, makes sure ladylike behavior stretches to include thievery, crocodile-hunting, wrestling matches, and, of course, plenty of outwitting the bad guys. In this, the last book in the series, Miri becomes the tutor for her very own Princess Academy, and demonstrates the superior power of education and human decency over swords and shields. This is NOT a book meant solely for girls. But boys, be warned, you shouldn't read this book if you don't have the courage, gumption, and guts it takes to be a princess!

— Matt


After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher

Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.

As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.

Fans of Shannon Hale won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning series.

About the Author

Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Academy series; Book of a Thousand Days; The Books of Bayern; Dangerous; and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack. She also wrote three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit Shannon online at and on Twitter at @HaleShannon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781619634855
ISBN-10: 1619634856
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Princess Academy