Item description for The Princess Academy (CD Binder Edition) by Shannon Hale, Laura Credidio & Full Cast Family ...
Overview While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland. Read by a full cast. Newbery Honor book.
Shannon Hale's bestselling Newbery Honor tale is definitely not your typical quest-for-Prince Charming fantasy!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 6.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2006
Publisher Full Cast Audio
ISBN 1933322772 ISBN13 9781933322773
Availability 0 units.
More About Shannon Hale, Laura Credidio & Full Cast Family
Shannon and Dean Hale are the husband-and-wife writing team behind the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, both illustrated by Nathan Hale. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Princess Academy as well as The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, and other novels. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah. LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of many books for children, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood, as well as the Freckleface Strawberry books by Julianne Moore. LeUyen Pham lives in California.
Shannon Hale currently resides in Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Princess Academy (CD Binder Edition)?
Momma of 4 Sep 15, 2008
I think my children will enjoy this book when they get a bit older, maybe 4th or 5th grade. I actally wanted to read it for myself because Stephenie Meyer thanked Shannon Hale as a mentor in her last book, so I was interested in reading something by her. This is the only book I've read by Shannon Hale, and I found her writing style very inventive and interesting, but not quite what I expected. I thought it would be more like "Ella Enchanted" or "The Ordinary Princess," and the style is quite different from those. It was not a favorite, but I did like Shannon Hale's characters and positive feel of the book. I thought it involved issues and circumstances that would interest children of school age.
Who will the Prince choose? Aug 31, 2008
Miri is a girl who lives on Mount Eskel, which is a territory (not a province) of Danland. The villagers of the mountain don't particularly like lowlanders, which encompasses all people who don't live on Eskel. The lowlanders reciprocate. So it's a surprise to all when Danland's priests draw lots to find out what city the future princess will come from and Mount Eskel is chosen. Miri's not sure that she wants to be a princess, because she'd have to leave her home and live with a bunch of snobby lowlanders (and what if the prince is snobby?). But the choice is taken out of her hands...
I'm not going to spoil the ending, but I will say that it's one of the most surprising, wonderful endings that I've read so far. Buy Princess Academy and see for yourself. And after that, check out Book of A Thousand Days.
I Love it! Aug 24, 2008
I love this book. Read it twice, finally own it. It is a YA book that actually teaches values. You can't go wrong with it or any other Shannon Hale book!
This book was another of Shannon's great work. Jul 1, 2008
This was a great book by Shannon Hale. Her books keep you interested from beginning to end. Great Price too.
Hard Realities in a Soft Fantasy Jun 17, 2008
More a story about work ethic, facing reality, and ability to adapt to changes with whatever talent one posesses, this is a wonderful "fairy tale" for people of any age to read. Rather than the glossy Cinderella pablum that has everyone fast-forwarding to "happily ever after," here the heroine embraces her own physical and character flaws, understands the importance of education, hard work, and communication. She adopts a "one-world" mentality that we must all eventually come to realize; especially our politicians! The title may be unfortunately misleading to our pre-conceived biases, but have faith in Shannon Hale's ability as an author, and you won't be disappointed. It's a can't-put-down page turner.