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Review of <i>There's a Princess in the Palace</i> by Zoe B. Alley

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Review of There's a Princess in the Palace by Zoe B. Alley

ISBN

9781596434714

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Review

This retelling of five beloved princess fables in comic book form is fun, colorful and entertaining. Alley seamlessly integrates the stories of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Frog Prince and the Princess and the Pea, each story with a lesson, a happy ending, and a baby (who then becomes the protagonist in the next story)! The illustrations are wonderfully done. The combined narrative and dialogue are charmingly facetious, and the two mice characters add hilarious commentary. The way the stories are comically retold with a modern twist in big book, comic box format invites readers from all ages to enjoy. A single caveat I would render would be that the full, busy pages could either entertain or overwhelm young readers. Recommended. Ariel Foshay Bacon, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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