More than a Princess (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781681197685, 288pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess -- she's half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage!
One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to hear a band of humans coming through. How did they get past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom? Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and soon realizes she's in even bigger trouble--she's being used as a pawn to help the king of this nearby kingdom, Morrain, find a secret passageway to the warring land of Scarmander, so he can capture his enemies by surprise. Aislin must find a way to break free, while also minding the beautiful human princess and ladies-in-waiting she now shares a castle with, who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin's inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities. And with a few loyal friends by her side, she's ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom once and for all.
A classic and original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and goodness in all its shapes and sizes, More than a Princess will resonate with readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.
About the Author
E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, the Wide-Awake Princess series, the Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, the Magic Animal Rescue series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings, and Fairy Lies. Her first novel, The Frog Princess, was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie "The Princess and the Frog." She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland.
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Praise For More than a Princess…
“Baker (the Frog Princess series) gives this series starter a familiar, Disney feel, which will engage younger readers, while themes of courage and self-acceptance give it a powerfully positive message.” —Booklist
"Aislin is unfailingly brave and resourceful . . . Baker’s world building is perfectly attuned to young sensibilities as she presents a realm of physical beauty, interspecies harmony, and mixed-race familial love for readers to visit and for Aislin to call home." - BCCB
"Aislin’s journey to self-acceptance is rewarding, and readers will easily draw parallels between Aislin’s world and their own." - Publishers Weekly
“Whenever Aislin heads outdoors, the author's gift for synthesizing nature and magic comes into play. A quirky, imaginative tale. . .” —Kirkus Reviews
"Self-esteem building in a lively package for younger middle grade readers who enjoy light magical adventure tales." - School Library Journal
“Full of fun and whimsy. A delightful romp through a truly unique fairy tale world!” —Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle, on The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker
“Annie is an enjoyable, independent, and undaunted character, who uses wits and skills rather than spells in her endeavors.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Question of Magic
“Slyly combines fairy-tale tropes . . . The humor and relationships created by Baker are happily reminiscent of such classics as Howl's Moving Castle.” —Kirkus on A Question of Magic
“Baker's . . . vividly imagined fantasy world . . . [is] irresistible and loaded with humor.” —VOYA on Once Upon a Curse