The Forgotten Sisters
The Forgotten Sisters

Series: Princess Academy Vol. 3   

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Annotation: Miri is eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.
Catalog Number: #5691904
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 326 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-619-63485-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-619-63485-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2014013744
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
In this trilogy-ender, Miri (Palace of Stone) establishes a princess academy for three sisters in hopes that one of them will prove a suitable match for a rival king, thus preventing war. The sisters, however, are uninterested in education, much less royal betrothal. Hale deftly juggles plot, character, and setting; her prose is lyrical yet economical.
School Library Journal
Gr 4&11;7&12; Miri is on her way back to wed Peder when the king asks her to educate three unruly sisters. As in the previous novels, Hale keeps the action taut and the young women smart and savvy. Things end happily ever after, with a satisfying twist. A decade after the Newbery Honor-winning Princess Academy was published, this third and possibly final installment in the series will please old and new fans alike.
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* On the day that Miri is to return to her beloved Mount Eskel, she is summoned by King Bjorn of Danland, requesting her to travel to outer territorial Lesser Alva, where she is to tutor three royal sisters. If the King of Stora chooses one to marry, war will be prevented, and it's up to Miri to succeed. Unhappy but duty-bound, Miri accepts the task, only to meet three wild girls who spend their days wrestling on the floor and hunting and fishing in the swamp. They are dirty, unkempt, and uneducated. Eventually, however, Miri med with only the three books she brought and no money everly weaves her lessons into daily life. When war does come to Danland and approaches Lesser Alva, Miri must figure a way to keep the peace while her almost-betrothed, Peder, sneaks the four girls into the royal city of Asland. When they at last find Queen Sabet, a terrible secret is revealed that could change everything. Action-packed and well paced, the story's depth incorporates artful negotiation, the importance of education, and citizens' equality and rights. This final installment of the Princess Academy trilogy certainly leaves room for more books if Hale were so inclined. Won't she reconsider?
Word Count: 63,843
Reading Level: 5.2
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.2 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 172193 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.6 / points:16.0 / quiz:Q65485
Lexile: 750L

After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher! Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses. As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home. Fans of Shannon Hale won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning series.

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