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The Princess Curse

Haskell, Merrie (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Thirteen-year-old Reveka, an herbalist's apprentice in the Middle Ages, attempts to break the mysterious curse on the princesses of Sylvania and instead discovers a door to the Underworld. Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Authors: Haskell, Merrie
Title: The princess curse
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Reveka, an herbalist's apprentice in the Middle Ages, attempts to break the mysterious curse on the princesses of Sylvania and instead discovers a door to the Underworld. Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Audience: Ages 10 up
ISBN: 0062008145
9780062008145
0062008137
9780062008138
Statement of Responsibility: Merrie Haskell
Subject Headings: Magic Fiction Herbs Fiction Princesses Fiction Blessing and cursing Fiction Fairy tales
Topical Term: Magic
Herbs
Princesses
Blessing and cursing
Fairy tales
LCCN: 2010040424
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List - Fantasy by: SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS Aug 28, 2012

Thirteen-year-old Reveka, an herbalist's apprentice in the Middle Ages, attempts to break the mysterious curse on the princesses of Sylvania and instead discovers a door to the Underworld.


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This is an INCREDIBLY WELL DONE BOOK. The main character, Reveka, is refreshing, hilarious, witty, and much braver and interesting that you'd expect. It's a spin on the 12 dancing princesses and Beauty & the Beast layered with dark magic, mystery, great characters, romance, and it leaves you wanting more. I can't even fathom how to describe this book, just that you need to read it.

5 stars.

Jun 17, 2014
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was great! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites so reading a fairy tale retelling that combined it with another was really fun. This book had intriguing characters and an interesting plot that kept you guessing what would happen next.

Herbalist apprentice Reveka, anxious to have enough money to enter a convent and start her own herbary, dreams of freeing 12 largely ungrateful Romanian princesses from their curse. A mysterious prince in shadows, a mouthbreathing cowherd, a faithful herbwife, and a witchy bath attendant round out this retelling first of the 12 dancing princesses then beauty and the beast.

It seems to be a season of looking at fairy tales in a new way. Here we have the combination of two stories – The Twelve Dancing Princesses again (see The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler) and Beauty and the Beast (by Wendy Mass) presented in a novel way. In this story, the one who sets out to release the twelve princesses is a 13-year-old apprentice herbalist who wants the reward money so she can enter a convent and become the herbalist for the entire abbey. However, when she discovers that she can indeed break the curse that holds the princesses, she must decide if she really wants to risk her soul to do it. Another excellent read for fairy tale lovers. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

Aug 08, 2012
  • rumi12345 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

when I saw this book it looked really interesting to me but when I started reading the book I couldn't stop reading the book. It's and amazing book...

Jun 11, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was great! It had intriguing characters and an interesting plot that kept you guessing what would happen next.

Nov 21, 2011
  • jhahn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. A wonderful, humorous blend of several fairytales and Greek mythology. Highly recommended for those who like Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

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Jul 19, 2014
  • Purplezebras rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 09, 2012
  • CelaenaSardothien rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 08, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling (if silly) curse, and anyone who ends it will win a reward. Reveka, a sharp-witted and irreverent apprentice herbalist, wants that reward. But her investigations lead to deeper mysteries and a daunting choice—will she break the curse at the peril of her own soul?

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Jun 11, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Stay in the boat, I told myself, watching them walk up to the pavilion. I'll just stay in the boat. I won't go anywhere near that creature.
But in spite of that wise warning, I climbed out of the boat.
Fine, stretch your legs, I told myself. Just don't follow them.
But of course, I followed them.
You are without question your own worst enemy, I scolded myself, even as I tiptoed after them.”
― Merrie Haskell, The Princess Curse

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