The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Posted: July 6, 2013 in Children's, Reviews
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Author: Christopher Healy

Hardback, 438 pages

Published in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers

Reader Category: Younger

AR Book Level: 5.0

From the Publisher:  Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, Prince Gustav.  You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming.  But all of this is about to change.  Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger reach of their kingdoms.  now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

My Review:  This is easily one of my favorite young reader books.  It offers laugh-out-loud action and characters that left me hoping that this would soon become a movie.  Each of the “Prince Charmings” has their own cross to bear, and as mismatched as this band is, they come to together in a funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship.

  1. Book Blather says:

    This does sound awesome! I’m thinking these fairytale princes deserve a movie, as well. 🙂

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