The Thirteenth Princess (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780061825002, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
My name is Zita,and I am the thirteenth princess.My twelve sisters are legendary, even infaraway kingdoms, but I am sure thatyou have never heard of me.
Zita is not just any servant—she’s the thirteenth daughterof a king who wanted only sons. When all her royal sisters fallmysteriously ill, the only clue is their strangely worn and tatteredshoes. Something sinister is afoot—and Zita must find the sourceof the enchantment and break the curse, or the twelve princesseswill surely dance to their deaths.
About the Author
Diane Zahler is the author of The Thirteenth Princess, A True Princess, and Princess of the Wild Swans. Her books have been praised for their "delicious descriptions" (Kirkus Reviews) and their "gratifying depth" (Publishers Weekly). Diane lives with her husband in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spells and duct tape.
Praise For The Thirteenth Princess…
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Zahler takes a light story and gives it gratifying depth, rounding out the characters and their motivations without betraying the source material and wrapping it all together in a graceful and cohesive romantic drama.”
— Publishers Weekly
— Kirkus Reviews
Lively reworking of familiar elements.”
“THE THIRTEENTH PRINCESS is a lucky find, a wheeling gavotte of a novel that refreshes an old fairy tale with new enchantment.”
— Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED and A LION AMONG MEN
“Splendid entertainment with a guaranteed happy ever after.”
— Diane Stanley, author of BELLA AT MIDNIGHT
“An enchanting retelling.”
— Alex Flinn, author of BEASTLY and A KISS IN TIME