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The Christmas Princess: The Adventures of Little Mariah

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Mariah Carey's Christmas fairy tale falls short of wonder.

The Christmas Princess cover.

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Unfortunately, the "Christmas Queen" falls short in this holiday picture book. While The Christmas Princess is full of beautiful illustrations, its words and storyline will likely be difficult for young readers to follow. The book has many pages with long text and a diverging plot. The story is based in Christmas cheer and touches on the importance of self-esteem, but the rhyming is inconsistent, and some scenes include a gang of zombie-like boys and a pair of siblings with evil intent. Still, fans of Mariah Carey are likely to appreciate the book's zany, unique, and musical qualities.

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