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The hero's guide to saving your kingdom /

by Healy, Christopher; Harris, Todd [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 438 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780062117434; 0062117432.Other title: Saving your kingdom.Subject(s): Fairy tales | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Chapter books | Humorous fictionSummary: Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav, all former princes who had been rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, encounter trolls, witches, and dragons during their quest to become heroes.
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<p>Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.</p> <p>Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.</p> <p>Christopher Healy's Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is a completely original take on the world of fairy tales, the truth about what happens after "happily ever after." It's a must-have for middle grade readers who enjoy their fantasy adventures mixed with the humor of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Witty black-and-white drawings by Todd Harris add to the fun.</p>

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Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav, all former princes who had been rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, encounter trolls, witches, and dragons during their quest to become heroes.

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Horn Book Review

Darn those bards, those spinmeisters with their princess-centric tales that shunt the ladies' romantic counterparts off to the side. What, debut author Healy wants to know, about the guys? Determined to rectify earlier troubadours' narrative failings, he introduces us to four Prince Charmings (or Princes Charming, depending on your grammatical druthers): strapping Gustav, who keeps an eye out for Rapunzel; gallant Liam, who is promised to Briar Rose whether he likes it or not; Cinderella's timid, foppish Frederic, whose sartorial tastes cause him to look like a "deranged doorman"; and Snow White's eccentric, annoying Duncan, who likes to "organize his toothpick collection alphabetically (they were all filed under T)." This motley crew of heroes stumble upon one another and then head off to find Ella, who seems to have disappeared. But after bumbling from tower to tower in the fairy-tale woods in which this irreverent story is set, they discover that bigger evils are afoot. Encounters with a pint-sized robber king and his minions, a gentlemanly giant, a dangerous dragon, vegetarian trolls, dour dwarves, and a nasty witch -- along with much witty banter, movie-ready descriptions, cartoony illustrations, and nonstop action -- make this fairy-tale mashup highly entertaining. monica edinger (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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