While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Tiny 14-year-old Miri is among a group of rural teenage girls, from the highlands of Mount Eskel, who must attend a yearlong princess academy in preparation for being the possible bride of the lowland prince of Danland. Homesick and miserable, the girls must endure foreign foods, the punishments of Olana, a cruel teacher, and challenging lessons. However, Miri slowly discovers a singular intelligence within herself, and her studies open up unheard-of worlds that could lead her people to prosperity and joy. This 2006 Newbery Honor Book is by the author of THE GOOSE GIRL and ENNA BURNING.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Royalty, School + Education, General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- 9-12 years
- March 10, 2013
- April 17, 2007
- Shannon Hale