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The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Book Summary

Princess Magnolia is "proper" in pink, until she assumes her secret identity and goes off to fight crime.
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The Princess in Black

Book Review

This is a charming story about an action hero who lives a double life, so there is tension as she races off to battle villains and save the day, and further tension when she worries her identity will be discovered. This works for struggling readers in grades 4 and 5; best suited for independent readers in  grades 2 and 3. It would be a cute read-aloud for younger readers, too.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Super Hero / Princess
  • Image; Public Perception
  • Growing Up
  • Defining Yourself

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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