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The Princess and the Pearl: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 6

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Pace slows even among witch doctor, pirates, sea monster.

Book E.D. Baker Fantasy 2017
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For readers who gobble up series fare and crave princess stories, the sixth book in this fantasy series brings back its spirited, active princess protagonist and provides her with plenty of adventure. Though the series builds over the course of the books, readers who happen to jump in with The Princess and the Pearl will be able to follow the characters and backstory, and author E.D. Baker sprinkles in helpful reminders to reorient faithful fan readers. The book crams in a lot of action elements -- magic, dragons, pirates, a witch doctor, an evil queen, witches, a sea monster, and more -- though the pace of the movement sometimes slows.

One lovely aspect of the series is the genuinely supportive and egalitarian relationship modeled by Annie and Liam. True, Liam sometimes seems old-fashioned and overly solicitous of his bride, worrying about her safety and offering to go to battle to protect her. But Annie always dives into the action, bravely overcoming the many challenges thrown at her, and their relationship seems sweetly affectionate. This book and series is perfect for girls who like their princess trappings with a healthy dose of action-adventure.

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