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The Runaway Princess Hardcover – August 8, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Kate Coombs has created a colorful cast of characters who are relatable and/or convincing in a light-hearted manner. The antagonists’ antics might make you chuckle at times, but they're still despicable and rapacious in ways that rile you up inside. Meg, the princess heroine, is really likable with her unassuming disposition and penchant for adventure. She doesn’t always make wise or sensible decisions through her quest, but that is totally expectable from a young girl, and a heretofore-sheltered princess. Furthermore, the story nicely features assorted types of female characters—the wayward princess, the demure queen, the loyal maid, the resourceful farmer's daughter, just to name a few. In spite of their differences, they're all capable and more than to meet the eyes.
Another thing I love about this book is that none of the characters is extraneous; each has their own tasks and role. That Meg isn’t the sole savior of the day. The ultimate victory is a collaborated effort as every character owes up to their faults and takes to actions.
Coomb’s prose is simple yet humorous, genuine and emotive.Read more ›
Following closely on the heels of Coombs' lovely debut book THE SECRET KEEPER, RUNAWAY PRINCESS does not disappoint. It's sure to become a favorite of discerning readers everywhere.
(review by my 11 year old daughter)
*Possible spoiler alert*
The Evil Witch was really just a harmless old hag who delt mostly in love potions and frog princes (whom the princess does NOT kiss!) The fiery dragon had died and in her place was a little bumbling baby dragon, who by the way does not eat princesses. The "Old, Evil, Wizard" was really just an apprentice boy with freckles, who makes the best hot chocolate! And the bandits, well, they just wanted dragon gold. This book was very descriptive and very detailed with such a good story that you will want to read it again and again!
I believe that anyone over ten years old will love "The Runaway Princess"!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was one of my favorite princess books I have ever read.I hope you like it as much as I did. I like how she wanted to be sombody and to go on adventure and actually do somthing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peter
I read this with my 8 year old daughter (who is NOT into princesses) and she loved it.Published 14 months ago by Shannon Jensen
Very cute and funny book for readers who like fairy tales with twists and string female leads.Published on July 10, 2014 by Jennifer
This is such a great book. The author has a wonderful way of writing for young girls. This entire series has become my gift of choice nieces, goddaughters - oh, and myself!Published on September 13, 2013 by BabsinCal
"The Runaway Princess" is a young adult fantasy novel, though females younger and older will probably also enjoy it. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Debbie
When Meg's father locks her up in a tower and offers her hand to any prince who can defeat a witch, a dragon, and a band of bandits, Meg decides to escape the tower and rescue the... Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by soraki
Meg is a princess. But not an ordinary princess. She prefers to play with frogs instead of embroidering and she hates frilly dresses. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Black Plum
When I was a child, I wasn't wild about princesses. They didn't seem to be very active players in any tale; they had bad things happen to them and they waited for a prince to... Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Laurie A. Brown