Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Simon Pulse, 9781416936497, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

List Price: 6.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Being a princess isn't all that....

You've heard the fairytale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after...

Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and -- worst of all -- a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming.

As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her newfound status, she comes to realize she is not "your majesty" material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you're crushing on another boy in the palace.... For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk -- and no ladylike behavior allowed.


About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.


Praise For Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles #1)

"Provocative and entertaining."
-- Booklist

"Haddix puts a feminist spin on the Cinderella story, beginning her tongue-in-cheek novel where the traditional story ends."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Imaginative...reminiscent of Gail Levine's Ella Enchanted."
-- SLJ