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The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Princess tries to get a break in fun, action-packed volume.

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Duff the goat boy, aka the Goat Avenger, gets more to do in this action-packed volume with two fun stories to follow. In alternating chapters, we see him hunting and fighting monsters in the pasture and Princess Magnolia/the Princess in Black sleepily fighting a monster, then heading to the beach for a break, then having to fight the sea monster who rises in the water. HIs storyline turns very silly when he traps a squirrel instead of a big monster, and the squirrel helps him defeat a big one-eyed monster who looks like an acorn. There's never a dull moment in either storyline. And even Princess Sneezewort gets to do something brave to save the Princess in Black.

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