- "Princess Bianca rules, in every way! This tale of intrepid discovery and determination will delight young readers, and will dare those who deal with the dragons of self-doubt, frustration, and bullying to step out and challenge those menaces to a duel." Listed as a Favorite from New England Children's Book Review
- "Runs to surprising depths . . . spry and charming . . . exquisitely characterized animals. Bianca, all told, is a memorable middle-grade heroine . . . and Sammy the donkey will live long in young memory." Kirkus Reviews
- "There is an underlying meaning to this book that you shouldn't judge others without knowing their circumstances. Kids will read if for the adventure--parents should buy it for the life lesson." Story Monster Ink, February 2018 Story Monster Approved. Kid reviewed, kid approved!
- "Dendler's writing is smooth and accessible with small details of lavish castle living and fairy tale adventure that readers on the younger end of the middle-grade spectrum are likely to savor. Princess Bianca--as she proves herself to be brave and independent rather than coddled and frail--will be a strong draw for reluctant readers." BookLife
- "Dendler's fractured fairy tale for middle graders follows an unlikely hero on her journey to save a kingdom and eventually discover her authentic self. My favorite aspect of this tale is Bianca's stature as a strong role model for girls. She's a princess who goes against type. Bianca doesn't need rescuing, and she's not pining away for her prince. Hers is a journey of self-discovery you'll want every young girl in your life to emulate. Dendler's Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess is a delightful read for upper-elementary boys and girls who enjoy their adventure spiced with wink-wink humor. However, Bianca shines especially for girls as the book encourages them to go beyond expectations and be unafraid of finding who they truly are." Cat's Corner, 5 Meows
About the Author
Meg Dendler has considered herself a writer since she won a picture book contest in 5th grade and entertained her classmates with ongoing sequels for the rest of the year. Beginning serious work as a freelancer in the '90s while teaching elementary and middle school, Meg has over one hundred articles in print, including interviews with Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She has won contests with her short stories and poetry, along with multiple international awards for her best-selling "Cats in the Mirror" alien rescue cat children's book series. Meg is an editor with Pen-L Publishing and also does editing work for independent and self-publishing authors. Meg and her family (including four cats and her dog, Max) live in Arkansas. Visit her at www.megdendler.com for more information about upcoming books and events and all of Meg's social media links. You can also follow Kimba on Facebook and Twitter.