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“Fans of Jessica Day George and Gail Carson Levine will enjoy Zahler’s light, lyrical prose, as well as her stalwart and true heroine and strong secondary characters, all of which make this fairly straightforward retelling of Grimm’s “The Six Swans” fun to read.” (Booklist)
“As with her other fairy-tale interpretations, Zahler shines in her ability to set an exquisite scene.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Engaging and entertaining. A pleasant magical outing.” (Kirkus Reviews)
A suspenseful climax leads to a happy conclusion. Fans of Gail Carson Levine’s “Princess Tales” series who are ready for something longer and more novelistic will love this tale (School Library Journal)
Princess Meriel’s brothers have been cursed. A terrible enchantment—cast by their conniving new stepmother—has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.
Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.
With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam—a pretty half-witch and her clever brother—Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved.
But if she fails . . . all will be lost.See all Editorial Reviews
Read nightly with my children we read at least an hour a night not able to put in down to get to bed on time... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Doctor mom
loved the book! literally could not put it down :-) totally worth reading............that's all I can think of cause the book speak s for itselfPublished 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
I often read books for my mother who works as a librarian/teacher in a school and happened to see this book in my library's "Lucky Day" shelf which is often newer releases that get... Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Airmid
I'm not really crazy about this book by DZ, compared to her A True Princess and The Thirteenth Princess this one didn't really work out that well for me. Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by MJ Stevens
My nieces and I have read all of Diane Zahler's "Princess" books and we love them - including Princess of the Wild Swans. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by L. Herb
Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler is a retelling of the Six Swans. The story follows Meriel the only daughter in the kings household. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by S. Power
Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler was a super cute, fast read. I had so much fun reading and am excited to check out Diane Zahler's other books after this. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Erica