The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation (Hardcover)

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 One of the most popular early chapter book characters—proper Princess Magnolia, who moonlights as the monster-fighting Princess in Black—returns for another adventure! But this time, she’s just plain exhausted from so much monster fighting. Duff the Goat Boy convinces her to take a vacation, and while she’s gone he becomes the long-awaited Goat Avenger, and gets in a nutty situation! Meanwhile, the Princess’s vacation goes awry when a sea monster attacks the beach, leading to the most energetic sleepy fight scene in perhaps all of children’s books’ history! Gentle, funny, and always a crowd-pleaser. (Ages 5-8)

— From Ann's Picks


Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes But a peaceful time away is hard to find as the humorous New York Times best-selling series continues.

After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as Princess Magnolia is about to take a nap on her hammock, she hears a "ROAR " Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Impossible Could a sea monster really ruin this vacation for the Princess in Black?

About the Author

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah. LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of many books for children, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood. LeUyen Pham lives in California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763665128
ISBN-10: 0763665126
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Princess in Black