The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

4.06 (11,550 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.06 (11,550 ratings by Goodreads)

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Christopher Healy's Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is a completely original take on the world of fairy tales, the truth about what happens after "happily ever after." It's a must-have for middle grade readers who enjoy their fantasy adventures mixed with the humor of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Witty black-and-white drawings by Todd Harris add to the fun.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 134 x 194 x 26mm | 304g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062117459
  • 9780062117458
  • 196,351

Back cover copy

Four imperfect princes.

Four improbable princesses.

One hilarious adventure.
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Review quote

"One of the more clever, hilariously successful incarnations of the current literary rage to rip apart and rewrite fairy tales... The princes in "The Hero's Guide" may not be charming, but Healy's romp of a book about them most certainly is." -- Los Angeles Times

"The premise is indeed charming...a quest that recalls at moments the Musketeers and at others, the Marxes." -- New York Times Book Review

"Healy's fast-paced debut is overflowing with suspense, humor, and carefully developed characters. Healy injects age-old characters and fairy tale tropes with a fresh, contemporary sensibility, resulting in a crowd-pleaser with laugh-out-loud lines on nearly every page." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The fairy-tale world is tongue-in-cheek but fleshed out, creating its own humor rather than relying on pop-culture references. Healy juggles with pitch-perfect accuracy, rendering the princes as goobers with good hearts and individual strengths, keeping them distinct and believable. Inventive and hilarious." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] lively, humorous adventure." -- Wall Street Journal

"This is the most fun you can have short of rounding up King Arthur's knights, filling their armor with laughing gas, and driving them to a roller disco." -- Frank Cottrell Boyce, New York Times bestselling author of COSMIC
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Rating details

11,550 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 41% (4,717)
4 34% (3,973)
3 18% (2,030)
2 5% (534)
1 3% (296)
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