The Princess Curse

The Princess Curse

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Merrie Haskell's middle-grade fantasy novel Princess Curse is an imaginative retelling of the fairy tales The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Beauty and the Beast.

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Sylvania, the prince offers a fabulous reward to anyone who cures the curse that forces the princesses to spend each night dancing to the point of exhaustion. Everyone who tries disappears or falls into an enchanted sleep.

Thirteen-year-old Reveka, a smart, courageous herbalist's apprentice, decides to attempt to break the curse despite the danger. Unravelling the mystery behind the curse leads Reveka to the Underworld, and to save the princesses, Reveka will have to risk her soul.

Princess Curse combines magic, suspense, humor, and adventure into a story perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 327 pages
  • 132 x 190 x 24mm | 220g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062008153
  • 9780062008152
  • 269,917

Review quote

Haskell s first novel offers a well-paced fantasy with an involving first-person narrative.--Booklist"
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Back cover copy

Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling--and downright silly--curse, but whoever breaks it wins a handsome reward. And sharp-witted Reveka wants to buy a position as a master herbalist. But curses don't like to be broken, and Reveka's investigations lead her to deeper mysteries. Soon she faces a daunting choice--will she risk everything to break the curse?
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5,093 ratings
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4 33% (1,700)
3 21% (1,045)
2 6% (297)
1 2% (102)

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This book was great! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites so reading a fairy tale retelling that combined it with another was really fun. This book had intriguing characters and an interesting plot that kept you guessing what would happen more
by Chelsea K.
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