Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
This retelling of the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" is lovely and light. In the original story twelve sisters are locked in their bedroom each night but in the morning their shoes are full of holes as if they have been dancing all night. Their father, the king, promises a reward to any prince who can solve the mystery of where the princesses go each night. This version follows the original story but it gives lots of other delicious details about why the princesses dance each night and where they go. Their story involves a decades long curse and an evil king. Luckily for the sisters, a young soldier has just begun working in the royal gardens and he has an invisibility cloak and some new ideas on how to rescue the princesses.