Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters (Paperback)
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 palace, Miri and her friends are ready to return home to their beloved Mount Eskel. But when the king orders Miri to start her own princess academy in a faraway swamp for three royal cousins, she is utterly dismayed. She must go on this journey alone, away from everyone she loves and everything she knows.
Miri's new students are not at all what she expected. Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting, fishing, and wrestling than learning about etiquette and history, and they know next to nothing about their royal ancestry.
As Miri spends more time with the girls, she starts to suspect that they are part of a long-buried secret, and that the key to solving it rests in her and the sisters' hands. With her new friends at her side, Miri must gather all her strength to solve the mystery--and finally make her way back 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. www.shannonhale.com@HaleShannon