Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror (Hardcover)

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By Natasha Farrant, Lydia Corry (Illustrator)
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(Middle Grade Fiction)


Here are princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, and determined to be true to themselves.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . what makes a princess excellent?” When an enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe, its reflection reveals princesses who refuse to be just pretty, polite, and obedient. These are girls determined to do the rescuing themselves. Princess Leila of the desert protects her people from the king with the black-and-gold banner; Princess Tica takes a crocodile for a pet; Princess Ellen explores the high seas; Princess Abayome puts empathy and kindness above being royal; and in a tower block, Princess saves her community’s beloved garden from the hands of urban developers.

Connecting these stories is the magic mirror, which reveals itself when each girl needs it most, illuminating how a princess’s power comes not from her title or beauty, but from her own inner strength. These beautifully imagined stories, complemented by vibrant and inviting artwork, offer the pleasure and familiarity of traditional tales with refreshingly modern themes.

About the Author

Natasha Farrant has written numerous children’s books, including the Carnegie-longlisted and Branford Boase–shortlisted The Things We Did for Love. She lives in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781324015567
ISBN-10: 132401556X
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English