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
A New York Times Bestseller
In this third book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series, Miri goes from student . . . to teacher!
Miri has spent a year at the king's palace, learning all about being a proper princess. But 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.
Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale:
The Princess Academy trilogy
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters
The Books of Bayern
The Goose Girl
Book of a Thousand Days
with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
Midnight in Austenland
The Actor and the Housewife
About the Author
Shannon Hale's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination. Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written books for adults, Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig.
“Action packed and wellpaced, the story's depth incorporates artful negotiation, the importance of education, and citizens' equality and rights. This final installment of The Princess Academy trilogy certainly leaves room for more books if Hale were so inclined. Won't she reconsider?” —starred review, Booklist
“Miri, as spunky and smart as ever, returns in the final book of the award-winning Princess Academy trilogy. . . . Hale maintains her high quality of storytelling, with lots of action, plot twists and lyrical writing. . . . A laudable conclusion to a popular series.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Powerful and deeply engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews on PALACE OF STONE
“Palace of Stone . . . proves once again that with quick wit and brave words, one person really can change the world.” —School Library Journal on PALACE OF STONE
"The book is a fresh approach to the traditional princess story with unexpected plot twists and great emotional resonance." —2006 Newbery Committee on PRINCESS ACADEMY
“This is not a fluffy, predictable fairy tale. . . . Instead Hale weaves an intricate, multilayered story about families, relationships, education, and the place we call home.” —starred review, School Library Journal on PRINCESS ACADEMY