HEROES AND VILLAINS, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters --- with and without capes. Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good --- or evil.
Posters across the thirteen kingdoms say that Briar Rose has been murdered --- and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects. Now they're on the run in a desperate attempt to clear their names. Along the way, they discover that Briar's murder is just one part of a nefarious plot to take control of all thirteen kingdoms --- a plot that will lead to the doorstep of a familiar fortress for a final showdown with a familiar enemy.
Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Princes Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav, who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger all of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, face off against bandits, trolls, witches, and dragons, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.