Disclaimer: First off let me apologize for the lateness of this post. It was supposed to go up January 31st, but something happened and it didnt post for me. I had to retype it, but anyways heres the review.
A funny, feminist twist on the Cinderella fairy tale for fans of fractured fairy tales
Princess Harriet Hamsterbone is not the kind of princess who enjoys fancy dresses or extravagant parties. Cliff-diving, fractions, and whacking people with swords are more her thing. So when she's forced to attend a boring ball in honor of a visiting ambassador, Harriet is less than thrilled--until a bewitchingly beautiful stranger arrives. Who is she? And where did she come from? The mystery leads to a not-so-wicked stepsister, an incontinent lizard, and a fairy's spell that's really more of a curse. Luckily, Harriet knows a thing or two about curses...
Smart, funny, and filled with swashbuckling adventure, book five in the critically acclaimed Hamster Princess series is a hilariously re-told fairy tale for the modern age.
Review: I love this story! Its so cute and such a short read for kids. This one is the fifth story i believe, and its made me want to track down the others to read. Ursula Vernon knows how to weave a wonderous tale. To be honest the story kinda reminds me of Cinderella, especially the cover art of the book. I think my absolute favorite part of the book has to be the pictures and the thought bubbles the characters have.
Author Bio: Ursula Vernon is an award winning author and illustrator whose work has won a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award, and been nominated for thr world fantasy Award and an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines. She is the first to admit that she would make a terrible princess. Her website is www.ursulavernon.com