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Heros-Guide-Galley-Cover1Synopsis:  Do you think you know who Prince Charming is?  Think again!  This book tells the story of four Prince Charmings who inhabit four familiar fairytales – Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Snow White.  Each Prince is his own person with very different personalities and failings and goals.  They ban together after being rejected by their respective princesses to save their kingdoms.  Fate sometimes works in their favor and sometimes  against them, with totally hilarious results.

Ben:  Totally awesome! Made me laugh so hard my family thought I was insane. I could not put this book down.  Such a great twist on the “Prince Charming” stereotype.

Matthew:  I couldn’t put it down. This has to be the best “fairy tale” I’ve ever read. All the characters have funny personalities and back stories that really add to the book.

Mom:  What a delightfully funny book!  Most fairytales only interest girls, but this one immediately caught my boys’ attention.  I laughed out loud a few times!  Everything here was respectful of marriage.  Three princes were not yet married to their princesses; one was married and happy but got really lost.  (You’ll understand when you read the book!)  I highly recommend this book – can’t wait for the sequel.

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

 

Synopsis:  Nicholas St. North is a pirate and a ruffian who turns out to have a heart of gold.  But this book isn’t just about Nicholas.  It is also about the wizard Ombric, a girl named Katherine, the man in the moon, and a fearsome villain called Pitch.  Moonbeams play a role, as well as nightmares and fearlings, with a surprise appearance from an army of yetis.

Rachel:  It was surprising that I really didn’t know everything about St. Nicholas.  This book was adventurous.  If I were a character in the book,  I’d be Katherine!

Benjamin:  I liked the book, but it was a little weird.  It was a fun book to read.  It’s not my favorite, but I really did like it.  All the references to the moon and the man in the moon made it kind of strange.  Otherwise it was an awesome book.

Mom:   I agree with Ben that this book was a little strange.  The writing was kind of uneven and the character development wasn’t the best.  However,  the ideas in this book were creative and unusual; not your standard sort of fairy tale.  If you are expecting a sappy recreation of the life of Santa Claus, forget it!  This is not that book.  I really enjoyed the fabulous illustrations, which change the whole character of the book.  This book might tempt a reluctant reader who enjoys adventures.