The Resource Next top villain, by Suzanne Selfors

Next top villain, by Suzanne Selfors

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Next top villain
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Next top villain
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by Suzanne Selfors
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eng
Summary
Unlike her classmates, who include the daughters of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, Duchess Swan does not have a Happily Ever After waiting for her, but maybe her class in General Villainy, taught by Mr. Badwolf, can change her destiny
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  • Grades 3-5 Starring the popular line of fairy-tale dolls, the Ever After High series has only gained in fame since its debut, The Storybook of Legends (2013). Here the focus is Duchess Swan, daughter of Odette, from Swan Lake. She’s destined to turn into a swan at the end of her tale, but she wants to do more than just fulfill her duty, which would mean giving up her dream of becoming a ballet dancer and living the rest of her life as a bird. But not participating in her story would make her a Rebel, a character who refuses to follow his or her story line. She’s torn between good and evil, and her class in general villainy doesn’t help matters. There’s a heavy focus on girly themes, such as princesses, froufrou dresses, and so on, as well as destiny, particularly the kind featuring a charming prince. There’s a little leavening humor sprinkled throughout as well, and girls already in love with the series will likely crave this and future books by Selfors. -- Comfort, Stacey (Reviewed 01-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 9, p101)
  • The Ever After High franchise begun by Shannon Hale with The Storybook of Legends (2013) continues with a new companion series and new author.Ever After High student princess Duchess Swan (daughter of the Swan Queen) is proud of her perfect grades and smooth ballet moves, and she is trying to come to terms with the fact that she won't have a "Happily Ever After" life but is destined to become merely a swan, albeit a royal one. Her roommate, fellow princess Lizzie Hearts, is the daughter of the Queen of Hearts of Wonderland. Duchess envies Lizzie her confidence and her future, since her foretold destiny does include a happy ending. What's more, Daring Charming, the ultrahandsome blond prince and crush object of every girl in the school—including Duchess—has an unrequited thing for Lizzie. The actual plot is pushed forward as Lizzie, Duchess and a few more students in General Villainy class battle to reach the honor of becoming the titular "Next Top Villain." As in the previous books, humor and puns ("What the hex?") are generously sprinkled like fairy dust throughout the story. Garnering much of the humor here is Sparrow Hood, Robin Hood's laid-back, soul-patched son, who is constantly riffing (both guitar and jokes). Readers will be mystified and perhaps frustrated that Duchess is so gaga over the empty-headed, narcissistic prince, but perhaps she will come to her swan senses in the next installment. Another clever, comical story filled with fairy-tale characters' teen progeny. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2014)
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10392513
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Selfors, Suzanne
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no index present
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690L
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fiction
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  • 3
  • 5
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5.0
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True
Series statement
Ever After High. A School Story
Series volume
1
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Accelerated Reader
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  • Princesses
  • Shapeshifting
  • Boarding schools
  • Schools
Target audience
juvenile
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Next top villain, by Suzanne Selfors
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21 cm.
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First edition.
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212 pages
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9780316401289
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2014008774
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Next top villain, by Suzanne Selfors
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Copyright
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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
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780316401289
Lccn
2014008774
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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