Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 9

The Little Moon Princess by Y. J. Lee

“Way up in the sky, a little girl sits by herself in a field filled with sparkling jewels. She is the Little Moon Princess. When one day a sparrow comes to visit, she confides in him that even though she’s a princess, she still gets scared of the dark. With the help of her new friend, will the Little Moon Princess find a way to light up the sky so she’s no longer afraid?”             [JPB LEE]

The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

“While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all twirls and tiaras – as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!”

A new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection.   [JPB Andrews]

The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

“In this new stand-alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie—blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic—can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen’s true love to kiss her awake.

“But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn’t possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father’s guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love of her own.”         [J BAKER]

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