Princess of the Wild Swans

Princess of the Wild Swans

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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," this enchanting fantasy by Diane Zahler, author of The Thirteenth Princess and A True Princess, is a tale of family, bravery . . . and a terrible spell.Princess Meriel's brothers have been cursed. An evil enchantment cast by their conniving new stepmother has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam--a beautiful half-witch and her clever brother--Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails . . . all will be lost.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062004921
  • 9780062004925
  • 1,075,944

Back cover copy

Princess Meriel's brothers have been cursed. A terrible enchantment--cast by their conniving new stepmother--has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam--a pretty half-witch and her clever brother--Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails . . . all will be lost.
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Review quote

"As with her other fairy-tale interpretations, Zahler shines in her ability to set an exquisite scene."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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1,063 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 37% (391)
4 32% (344)
3 24% (254)
2 6% (61)
1 1% (13)
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