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The Princess Academy is a Newberry Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Book Sense Children's Pick, a NECBA Top 10 Fall Book and was a New York Times bestseller. The author is Shannon Hale.

Copyright 2005
ISBN-13: 978-1-58234-993-0 and ISBN-10: 1-58234-993-2

Partial plot synopsis

Miri lives is a high up mountain village where the primary trade good produced is the special linder rock they quarry. Village life is upset when same emissaries from the crown show up to let them know that according to long standing tradition, the signs have shown that the next princess must come from the village. So, a school to train all the eligible, potential princesses is set up, and Miri must attend. The girls learn more than they expected, and it changes the village and all the girls in unexpected ways.

To find out more, you'll have to read the book. Smile

Review

Members of my family started reading this book over the holidays, and it was enjoyed by adults as well as children. It's not just a fairytale; it also touches on multiple, substantive, thought-provoking issues. --- CocoaZen 03:30, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

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