George, Jessica Day Princess of the Midnight Ball, 280 pgs. Bloomsbury USA Children's Books; Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~PG
Brava, Brava to author Jessica Day George for creating such a beautiful and engaging novel based on a beloved fairy-tale. The tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses is an enchanting story about twelve sisters cursed to dance every night to the extent they wear holes in their dancing slippers. Their father the king is bewildered and must know where his daughters go each night. Princes from neighboring kingdoms are promised one of the daughters in marriage and the throne if he can solve the riddle. None can and it is up to a lowly under-gardener to save the princesses from their doom. This retelling is superbly done. The descriptions are exquisite and the reader will be so entirely caught up in the story, midnight will approach before they know it. Highly recommended!
MS/HS. ESSENTIAL Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian