Jul 05, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was a clear, crisp, comfortable afternoon. The Princess in Black and the Goat Avenger had just sent a monster back into the hole. The hole led to Monster Land. It was time for the victory dance. But unbeknownst to the Princess a monster has followed her without detection. His intent to eat pets. If h First sentence: If he can't have goats, why not pets? She's not in her kingdom; there is no monster alarm in Princess Sneezewort's castle.
Yet she has a way of knowing when she's needed. So does Princess Sneezewort. Could this princess--who has a way of blending into her surroundings--have a secret of her own? I enjoyed this one. I do like the series as a whole.
This was a good installment in the series. I appreciate series books. There's an age--or a stage--in reading where it's just pure HEAVEN to know that your favorite characters--your best friends and kindred spirits--appear in many, many books. That the fun does not have to come to an end as long as there's another book.
Shannon Hale is a fun and talented writer. LeUyen Pham has long been a favorite of mine! During their playdate, they hear someone cry for help because the monster is trying to eat their kitten. Both princesses make up excuses to leave the castle and don their disguises, so they can help the distressed. They work together as Princess in Black and Princess in Blankets to help trap the monster.
This is a fun addition to the Princess in Black series. The pictures are fun and the chapters are short and easy to read. May 28, Jesse Baggs rated it liked it Shelves: Another adorable comic-style book that was perfectly enjoyable for both my daughter and I to read together. In this particular adventure, she defeats a monster with the help of a new friend, and realizes they both already have all the skills necessary to get things done!
Dec 05, Becky B rated it really liked it Shelves: The Princess in Black thinks all the monsters have been vanquished so she sets off for a playdate with Princess Sneezewort. But a sneaky monster has slipped past the Princess in Black and the Goat Avenger and is threatening the pets of the land. In the midst of Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort's playdate, a cry for help is heard. The Princess in Black and the Princess in Blankets are trying to catch the monster, but it is pretty sneaky. Can they both keep their secret identities in tact The Princess in Black thinks all the monsters have been vanquished so she sets off for a playdate with Princess Sneezewort.
Can they both keep their secret identities in tact and catch the monster and have a good playdate?
Another delightful adventure with the Princess in Black. This is the sneakiest monster she's come across yet. Kids will love that they can find the monster hiding from the Princess in Black even though she can't seem to see it. I like the addition of the Princess in Blankets and her trusty steed too. A delightful superhero read for lower grades.
Oct 16, Steph rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Princess in Black meets a new hero! Princess Magnolia has a mysterious playdate planned with her friend, Princess Sneezewort. When a monster follows her to Princess Sneezewort's town and starts trying to eat beloved pets, The Princess in Black is surprised to find another princess heroine, The Princess in Blankets, on the scene! I love that Princess Sneezewort gets to be her own kind of super hero, and she's not just a sidekick for the Princess in Black. She has her own special skills and her The Princess in Black meets a new hero!
She has her own special skills and her own way of saving the day. Princess Magnolia is gracious and welcoming, instead of being jealous or arrogant - a regal attitude in every way. Can't wait to see what this cabal of young super heroes will get up to next! Oct 24, Kristin rated it it was amazing.
They adore these books, which were some of the first ones my older daughter enjoyed reading aloud herself. This latest installment is one of the best ones. It features the adorable Princess Sneezewort and her slow-moving pig-steed Sir Hogswell in this case disguised as a unicorn with a carrot for a horn.
The kids enjoy pointing him out on each page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland Jan. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig. Other books in the series. The Princess in Black 6 books. Books by Shannon Hale. Trivia About The Princess in B Read reviews that mention dales detective well written next instalment looking forward forward to the next detective series enjoyable read detective agency yorkshire dales read well book in the series mystery delilah samson brilliant date julia local lovely nicely.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book is terrible, I would give it zero stars if possible. First, its biggest fault is the sheer repetition of everything.
Characters spend two pages reminiscing about every facet of the plot in every scene before anything happens in book 2, the first 40 pages is basically recounting everyone's backstories and the plot of book 1 before ANYTHING happens. Then a brief bit of dialogue. Then the same again. Her editor should be fired. You can get away with only reading the dialogue.
Thursday, 5 August ,. Well done dear lady. University of Chicago Press. A story about friendship, a monster really good at blending in with its surrounding, and a mysterious new superhero that will have readers dancing! If you have read any of the other Princess in Black books, this one is similar. If he can't have goats, why not pets?
Secondly, everyone is white and straight and it all feels like a s fantasy before Britain changed. Delilah and her brothers are awful, bigoted people with no redeeming features who expect everyone to do what they want. No, poorly written and rude. Nothing ever gets fixed. The same plot lines that were being discussed in book 1 have not progressed in book 3. This came close to being one of the few books I gave up on. Reminds me of the Morse series, well written and an ongoing background theme.
This is a fantastic series. Country folk, mysteries, passion and excitement. Also a lively group of geriatrics. Can't wait to read the next one. A strong hero and a plucky heroine make a good team. Having read the first two in the series was looking forward to this one, it didn't disappoint. Great characters, can picture the small town and its surrounding areas clearly with her writing skills, coming from a small town recognise many of the character types she involves in each storyline.
From book one my thoughts are - TV series gold here. One person found this helpful. Julia is a brilliant author. This 3rd now bel in the dales detective series is just brilliant. The best known pageant in the Towneley manuscript is The Second Shepherds' Pageant , a burlesque of the Nativity featuring Mak the sheep stealer and his wife Gill, which more or less explicitly compares a stolen lamb to the Saviour of mankind. The Harrowing of Hell , derived from the apocryphal Acts of Pilate , was a popular part of the York and Wakefield cycles.
The dramas of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods were developed out of mystery plays. The Misteri d'Elx in English, the Elx Mystery Play or Mystery Play of Elx is a liturgical drama dating from the Middle Ages which has been enacted and celebrated every year without any known interruptions. The prohibition of theatrical plays in churches by the Council of Trent eventually threatened to interrupt the yearly performance of the Misteri, but in Pope Urban VIII issued a special permit for its continuation. The oldest liturgical drama 12th century written already in old Spanish language was a codex found in the library of the Toledo Cathedral.
The Auto de los Reyes Magos belongs to the Christmas cycle. It is a play about the Biblical Magi , three wise men from the East who followed a star and visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
Miracle plays, or Saint's plays, are now distinguished from mystery plays as they specifically re-enacted miraculous interventions by the saints , particularly St. Mary , into the lives of ordinary people, rather than biblical events;  however both of these terms are more commonly used by modern scholars than they were by medieval people, who used a wide variety of terminology to refer to their dramatic performances.
Robert Chambers , writing in the 19th century, notes that "especially in England, miracle [came] to stand for religious play in general". Cornish language miracle plays were performed in plain-an-gwarrys. To capture the attention of the audience, "the plays were often noisy, bawdy and entertaining". Mystery Plays are still produced regularly throughout the United Kingdom. The local cycles were revived in both York and Chester in as part of the Festival of Britain , and are still performed by the local guilds.
They revived an adapted version of the production at Shakespeare's Globe in as The Mysteries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For the graphic novella, see The Mystery Play. Miracle Plays, on the other hand, are concerned with incidents derived from the legends of the saints of the Church. History of English dramatic literature. Archived from the original on 8 February Retrieved 8 February The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama. Henry Holt and Company, University of Cambridge, n.
A New Handbook of Literary Terms. Basil Holmes St Katherine Cree ". Retrieved 16 April Cite indeed book , quoted in Clopper, Lawrence M.