The Resource Misfits : Royal Academy rebels, Jen Calonita

Misfits : Royal Academy rebels, Jen Calonita

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Misfits : Royal Academy rebels
Title
Misfits
Title remainder
Royal Academy rebels
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Jen Calonita
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eng
Summary
Forced to attend Enchantasia's Royal Academy, Devin teams up with other misfits to investigate why Olivina, the fairy godmother/headmistress, is obsessed with villains rather than teaching them to be proper princes and princesses
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  • Grades 3-6 Though she's royalty by birth, Devinaria of Cobblestone Creek isn't particularly interested in learning how to be a princess. She'd much rather spend her time chatting with the animals that live around her home. But when her invitation to the Royal Academy arrives, Devin has no choice—her mother sends her off at once to learn with the other young royals-to-be of Enchantasia. The school's headmistress, Olivina, has been fairy godmother to the likes of Snow White and Cinderella, which is pretty impressive, but Devin notices something weird about her: she's superstrict, paranoid about danger, and focused on Devin in particular. As Devin makes friends, others begin to share her suspicions; but is it really wise to go up against a fairy godmother? Calonita, author of the Fairy Tale Reform School series, twists familiar stories around once again in this series starter, which places a plucky heroine in the ever-popular boarding school setting. A cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. -- Maggie Reagan (Reviewed 10/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 4, p56)
  • An unconventional princess-in-training questions the status quo—and throws the kingdom for a loop. When 12-year-old Princess Devin's invitation to attend the Royal Academy arrives, she has reservations about her royal future, but Fairy Godmother Olivina assures her that her gifted way with animals, scorned by her mother, is not only acceptable, but will be nurtured. Still, there doesn't seem to be much flexibility. Princesses are to be beautiful, to dance well, and to seek a good match with a prince. Most of all, princesses are never to take the lead in dangerous situations; they must wait to be rescued. But when harpies attack the school's opening ball, the princes need help. Devin teams up with rakish Prince Heath to save the day. Nonconformity has its price, and Devin receives her first strike. After three, not only is she kicked out of school, but she's altogether banished from Enchantasia. Olivina further isolates Devin from her classmates by warning them against fraternization. Though it expands on the world introduced in the Fairy Tale Reform School series, the Royal Academy unfortunately comes across as little more than a watered-down Hogwarts. While discussion of gender roles is thoughtful, racial and cultural diversity are limited; Devin and Heath present white. Characters are flat, the plot is predictable, and the fairy godmother as villain is a tired twist. A disappointing spinoff to an inventive series. (Fantasy. 10-13) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690437
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calonita, Jen
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 630L
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Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.C1364
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Royal Academy Rebels
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
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  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Princesses
  • Schools
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Fairy godmothers
Target audience
juvenile
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Royal Academy rebels
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Misfits : Royal Academy rebels, Jen Calonita
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Copyright
Note
Includes excerpt of "Flunked" (pages [259]-277)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781492693901
Lccn
2018010618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Misfits : Royal Academy rebels, Jen Calonita
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes excerpt of "Flunked" (pages [259]-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781492693901
Lccn
2018010618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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