Books: the princess in black
 
  • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Year
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An ABA's National Indie Children's bestseller
  • A SoCal (SCIBA) Children's #1 bestseller
  • A NCIBA Children's bestseller
  • 2015 Texas 2x2 Reading List
Reviews


"This charmingly told book has lovely old-fashioned illustrations and a great message: You can’t judge a princess by the color of her gown."
The New York Times Sunday Book Review

*"Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities--when does the next one come out?"
Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

*"The authors of Rapunzel's Revenge (2008) and Calamity Jack (2010), writing here for a slightly younger audience, successfully turn the treacly princess genre on its ear, offering beginning readers a clever, adventurous, and self-reliant heroine who is equally at home in black or pink...[A] promising, and sure to be wildly popular, new series debut."
Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"The colorful illustrations on each page help move readers through the story as the heroic princess saves the day. The action-packed text in this beginner chapter book will enthrall and is ideal for independent reading or reading aloud."
School Library Journal

"Finally, a book for kids where a princess saves herself. ...Kids will love meeting this new non-traditional princess who bucks the stereotype of princesses past."
Metro US

"The Hales translate the humor and adventure that characterize their Rapunzel’s Revenge into prose form for a younger audience with aplomb and wit, giving amusing nods to both the Disney princess tradition and the superhero genre. ...Whether they prefer pink sparkles or superhero capes, readers, especially newly independent ones, will find themselves anxiously awaiting the next installment of the PIB's adventure."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This charming beginning chapter book will please princess and action fans alike."
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel