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Princess Academy

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Princess Academy

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will choose his bride from among the village girls. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Soon Miri finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls and her own conflicting desires. Winning the contest could give her everything she ever wanted --- but it would mean leaving her home and family behind.
 
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Princess Academy

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by Shannon Hale - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will choose his bride from among the village girls. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Soon Miri finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls and her own conflicting desires. Winning the contest could give her everything she ever wanted --- but it would mean leaving her home and family behind.

by Shannon Hale - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Coming down from the mountain to a new city life is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy friends have come to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare for her wedding. There, Miri also has a chance to attend school --- at the prestigious Queen's Castle. But as Miri befriends sophisticated and exciting students, she also learns that they have some frightening plans for a revolution. Torn between loyalty to the princess and her new friends' ideas, between an old love and a new crush and between her small mountain home and the bustling city, Miri looks to find her own way in this new place.

by Shannon Hale - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses. As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment and finally make her way home.