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Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams Hardcover – September 13, 2012

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 2-3-Emma is no ordinary princess. She may be a member of her family's royal court, but she'd rather be riding dragons than looking pretty or learning how to have perfect posture. She even wants to talk her parents into letting her have a dragon as a pet for her birthday. Emma's unprincesslike maneuvers and knowledge of dragons might come in handy, though. All of the dragons in the kingdom are getting sick, and no one knows why. Can Emma figure out a way to save them? The characters are likable and entertaining, the humorous plot moves quickly and holds readers' interest, and the appealing cartoon illustrations add another dimension. Princess fans will not be disappointed by this early chapter book.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Murray, UTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Emma is “not your typical princess.” She doesn’t like pink, she is not competent at princessy activities like sleeping lightly, and she would rather play soccer than dance. But since she was born into a royal family, she is stuck with the system as it is, and tries to do her best at the Royal Princess Academy, where she is a first-year student. The book could have been divided into two; in the first half, Emma is competing in the All-School Princess Contest, and in the second half, she is investigating why the kingdom’s dragons are losing their sparkle and becoming ill. Rennert plays with several standard fairy-tale tropes, and while she doesn’t turn them on their heads, she does attempt to present a character who learns to value her talents. The book, with Florian’s fun cartoonlike black-and-white art throughout, is unlikely to appeal to readers not already invested in princess stories, but fans of the genre will enjoy Emma as she tackles (sometimes literally) royal behavior. Grades 1-3. --Kara Dean
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Royal Princess Academy
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (September 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803737505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803737501
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,151,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this chapter book about spunky Princess Emma, who dances to the beat of her own drummer - she hates pink, likes goofy dogs instead of fancy poodles, and REALLY wants a dragon. And she's compassionate and smart - whether consoling BFF Rapunzel with ice cream, or solving the mystery of dragons becoming sick, she's Grrl Power incarnate. I know two spunky 6-year-old girls who will LOVE this book!
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It is time for a twist to the Princess stories and Emma, great- great- granddaughter of Snow White, is the right one to begin the new tradition. Emma is a feisty princess who wants the adventure of riding a dragon rather than ballroom dancing. She competes in the Royal Academy's All School Princess Contest and the fun begins.
The playful illustrations by Ms Florian add dimensions to each chapter.
Emma is clever strong female character which young readers will enjoy.
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My granddaughter has just finished kindergarten and has really gotten into reading chapter books. After much research and careful consideration, I picked her a couple of the Princess Posey books. It was a great choice. She LOVES them and has literally devoured these books - reading 1or 2 each week. I highly recommend them for girls just beginning chapter books.
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Princess Emma loves her dogs, but she also wants a dragon, and she's not so good at doing all the things that a princess should. Little girls will love the feisty, not-quite-perfect Princess Emma. It's wonderful to see a strong female character in a princess book, and the friendships between Princess Emma and her friends are nicely drawn. Princess Emma has a real adventure, and does some good in the process, which is a fresh approach in a chapter book. The illustrations are absolutely adorable! Great read for girly-girls and not-so-girly girls!
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