The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation

Written by Shannon and Dean Hale, Illustrated by Leuyen Pham


The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation is the fourth in The Princess in Black Series. Princess Magnolia is in need of a a vacation from her tough role as Princess in Black. Just as she lays on her bed for a much needed rest her alarm goes off. Back into her disguise and off she goes to put a monster back in its place. The story takes on some new twists when a new comrade shows up, The Goat Avenger. Together the two divide and conquer. Princess Magnolia also makes a new royal friend, Princess Sneezewort. This book is full of colorful illustrations, the reading level is right on for its intended interest level, and has humor that will appeal to all.

Review by Kristen Hunt, Whittier Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Written by Shannon and Dean Hale, Illustrated by Leuyen Pham
Candlewick Press
88 pages
Release Date: November 8, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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  1. Giveaway Alert! 5/8/2017: We have a copy of this book to give away to a school library, teacher, or student in Granite School District. Leave a short comment below with your name within the next week for a chance to win it. Thanks for looking!

  2. Our students did not enjoy this one quite as much as the previous ones. Still a fun read though!

  3. We don’t have any of the Princess Black books yet. I think the kids would enjoy them.

  4. This is such a fun series and the pictures really add to the fun! It’s always great to have a strong and sassy princess!

  5. Our students really enjoy the Princess Black books. Sound like a fun new book to add to the series. Thanks for the well written review Kristen!

    • Pam, congratulations, you won the drawing! We will be sending this to you through district mail. Thanks for looking!

  6. We have the Princess in Black books and would love to add the newest to our collection.

  7. Like Laura, this book wasn’t as popular as the other books but still popular.

  8. I cannot keep these books on the shelf! The second they get checked in, they go right back out. I love that the boys aren’t afraid to pick this one up either.

  9. These books don’t stay on my shelf.. The kids are loving them!!!

  10. Our Princess in Black books are always checked out as well. Someone saw me processing this one and it went out immediately. I too, have had some boys check these out as well.

  11. This is a very popular series with our younger sister students. Many of our older students love the Goose Girl and Princess Academy series by the same author. It is great having something for all ages.

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