by Shannon Hale
The girls of Mount Eskel knew their future was to work in the quarry like the generations before them. So when it's announced that the prince will pick a bride from their village,14-year-old Miri and other girls in the village are sent to a special academy to face challenges and prepare. While there, Miri discovers that she has special powers that she must use to save herself and the other girls.
- Newbery Honor Book
- Book Sense Pick for Fall 2005
- American Library Association Notable Children's Book
- New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
- Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year
Level: Gr. 5-9 DRA Level: 50 Lexile Measure: 590L
Grade Equivalent: 4.8 Guided Reading: V
Below are the available book covers for this book. There's actually a 'Princess Academy' series, and more have the same illustration style as the first one. So... if you think you are going to buy the series, you may want to get the first one.
This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.
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