The Princess Curse
By Merrie Haskell
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780062008138, 336pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling (if silly) curse, and anyone who ends it will win a reward. Reveka, a sharp-witted and irreverent apprentice herbalist, wants that reward. But her investigations lead to deeper mysteries and a daunting choicewill she break the curse at the peril of her own soul?
Merrie Haskell lives in Saline, Michigan, where she works in a library. This is her first novel.
Imaginative, intriguing and spirited…In this impressive debut, the author artfully weaves humor, suspense, magic and myth into an intricate plot.
With a good sense of humor, an able and empowered protagonist, and a highly original take on this tale, Haskell’s story gives readers much to enjoy.
Haskell’s first novel offers a well-paced fantasy with an involving first-person narrative.
[An] intriguing mix of fairy tale, Romanian folklore, and classic mythology…readers will likely be as anxious to return to the Underworld as Reveka.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books