|The Princess In Black|
By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Princess Magnolia is prim and proper, as a princess should be. She wears frilly pink dresses and takes tea with duchesses and never gets her hands dirty. But Princess Magnolia has a secret: when the monster alarm rings, she knows she has to go. She runs to her broom closet and quickly transforms into the Princess in Black!
Now, a princess/superhero needs a trusty steed. Luckily, Princess Magnolia’s unicorn Frimplepants also has an alter-ego: the faithful Blacky.
The Princess in Black lives near the entrance to Monster Land. Those mischievous monsters come out of their hole to try to eat local goats and cause all kinds of destruction. Luckily the Princess in Black and Blacky are ready to fight. But can Princess Magnolia keep her identity a secret?
Girl power abounds in this series of stories for early readers. Chapters are short and illustrations abound. They also make great read-alouds.