The Storybook of Legends|
New York Times and USA Today bestseller, The Storybook of Legends is the first book in the magical world of Ever After.
At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.
As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.
What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
"Hale has created a delightfully revamped, newly fashioned cast of fairy-tale characters...and gives readers a terrific protagonist to root for. Magic and humor abound, and fairy-tale wordplay flies. Royal good fun."
"With her zingy wit and self-deprecating humor, Raven is credibly vulnerable as a girl trying to figure out exactly who she is if she's not the person others believe her to be, while Apple's genuinely kind heart lends her perfectionist persona a bit of warmth and accessibility. Fairy-tale fans will delight."
The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books
"Fairy-tale puns run rampant (favorite musicians include N-Chant and Lil Swain), and in the story's best running gag, Raven's oddball best friend Maddie Hatter has hilarious metafictional exchanges with the narrator"
"Skeptics of books tied to toy lines will have to rethink their doubts when they read Hale’s series of Ever After High books, linked to a line of dolls by Mattel. Rollicking and filled with puns...Unexpected plot twists lead to an ending that, unlike a traditional "happy ever after," promises continued intrigue in new outings."
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