The Princetta

The Princetta

Book - 2006
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Rebelling against the rigid constraints of her life as Princetta of Galnicia, fifteen-year-old Malva escapes with her maid Philomena and together they embark on a perilous and adventurous journey that will change the course of their lives forever
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, c2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582349244
158234924X
Branch Call Number: YF Bon
Characteristics: 430 p
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea

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mbssmith
Sep 22, 2013

I don't think that the copy of this book that I read was a final copy. It was called the Princess and the Captain. It was all right. It took a very unexpected Wrinkle in Time turn when the travelers entered the Archipelago and I did not like how all the deaths in it seemed not to have a big impact on the story. I liked how the names of places and things were like the real names of places and things, but changed a bit. It made it feel more real and parallel universey. The end was a bit weak, though.

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dramaticat
Jan 09, 2010

This book is amazing! It's delightfully descriptive, and wonderfully action-packed, with a hint of romance. This is an epic adventure that, though geared towards teens, never loses the charm of traditional fairy tales. The characters are realistic and strong, especially the fifteen-year-old heroine, Malva. The book was originally written in French, but, with the help of Anthea Bell (who also translated the Inkheart books from German), it made a smooth transition into English.

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