The Courageous Princess

The Courageous Princess

Volume 1, Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms

Book - 2015
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The plucky Mabelrose uses brains and bravery when she is kidnapped from her home by a greedy dragon. Rather than wait to be rescued, Mabelrose finds the courage to save herself.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2015.
Edition: Third edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781616557225
Characteristics: 245 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Beyond the hundred kingdoms


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forbesrachel Jun 20, 2015

Little bits of popular fairytales like Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and Cinderella come together to form the world of the Hundred Kingdoms. When a prince-killing dragon takes the kind and brave Princess Mabelrose captive, she decides to save herself. Her initial rush to freedom is made possible by the magical items she steals, but the dragon pursues her. With some help from new friends, and kind strangers, she does her best to elude this greedy tyrant while making her way home. On the other side of the Hundred Kingdoms are her parents; the King sets out to find her, while the Queen manages the kingdom. Even in times of danger, the book gives off an "it will be alright" and, "we can do it" feel. Princess Mabelrose helps others whenever she can, and in return she receives their goodwill. In general, the story and art are quite cheerful, which is helped by the pleasant colours, and it promotes positive aspects like friendship, independence, and kindness. Mabelrose makes a great role model, but she is also someone that girls can relate to. She has the body-type of a healthy, active young girl, instead of the idealized, frail-looking body that most princesses have, she doesn't sit around sewing all day, she usually wants to play, yet she also shows some maturity. This is already such a wonderful character, and yet it is only the beginning of her adventures so we can look forward to seeing how she grows.

Jan 12, 2011

The story of a princess who decides to rescue herself. Great for all ages.

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