Sunday, June 2, 2013
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Who really was Prince Charming? Did you know they actually had names - Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav? I didn't know they had names until I read this book. The poor princes were certainly not getting the credit they deserved. In this book the four end up banding together to defeat a witch - to say her name would give her the recognition she does not deserve. Cinderella or Ella as she likes to be called plays a vital role and Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose), Snow White, and Rapunzel also make appearances. During the course of the story the princes also come up against a giant, trolls, a dragon, and bandits.
I thought the book was quite humorous but at 400+ pages it is long. I have had it in my library all year but only 5 people have checked it out. I am not sure if I will get the sequel or not.
I give it a ribbet because I enjoyed it and it was a clever twist on the princes and I love fairy tale spoofs, extensions, etc.