The Resource The storybook of legends, by Shannon Hale

The storybook of legends, by Shannon Hale

Label
The storybook of legends
Title
The storybook of legends
Statement of responsibility
by Shannon Hale
Title variation
Ever After High: the storybook of legends
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eng
Summary
At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them
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Review
  • Following the publisher’s previous partnership with Mattel for the Monster High series, Newbery Honor author Hale (Princess Academy) helps kick off the Ever After High series, set at a boarding school for the children of classic fairy-tale heroes and villains; dolls based on the characters and other licensed products will be available. As the book opens, the second-year attendees of Ever After High are preparing for Legacy Day, when they will officially bind themselves to their parents’ stories. Thus, the stage is set for a showdown between choice and destiny. Bubbly Apple White is thrilled to assume the mantle of Snow White, but her roommate, Raven Queen, is apprehensive about the villainous future that awaits her. Fairy-tale puns run rampant (favorite musicians include N-Chant and Lil Swain), and in the story’s best running gag, Raven’s oddball best friend Maddie Hatter has hilarious metafictional exchanges with the narrator (“I’m really enjoying all your clever observations and helpful information”). Perhaps understandably for a doll-based franchise, outfits and accessories get frequent mentions, but Hale’s spot-on sense of humor keeps the story from feeling overly promotional. Ages 8–12. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 19, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 33, p)
  • What's a girl to do when her mother is the fairy-tale world's worst evil queen? Follow in her footsteps? Never! At the beginning of this series opener, it's the first day of school at Ever After High, where the offspring of famous fairy-tale characters begin their second year. For these students, Legacy Day beckons, at which time each will sign the Storybook of Legends and take the pledge to replay their parents' roles. Once they ink their names, the stories they spring from will be safely preserved, but if one does not, rumors have it that the tale—as well as the student—will vanish in a posthaste "poof." Most are all aflutter to fulfill their requisite destinies, but Raven Queen, the daughter of the exquisitely wicked Evil Queen, doesn't have an evil bone in her body. If she signs, she is duty-bound to poison Apple White (Snow's daughter), but she wants to create her own future. When Raven discovers that two fairy-tale sisters long ago broke their pledges, she enlists the sleuthing skills of her wacky roommate, Madeline (as in Hatter), and Apple herself to unravel the sisters' ultimate fates. Hale has created a delightfully revamped, newly fashioned cast of fairy-tale characters (and in hipper clothes no less—unsurprising, as the book introduces a new line of Mattel dolls) and gives readers a terrific protagonist to root for. Magic and humor abound, and fairy-tale wordplay flies. Royal good fun. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225209
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hale, Shannon
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.H13824
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ever After High
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boarding schools
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Friendship
  • Schools
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The storybook of legends, by Shannon Hale
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Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780316401227
Lccn
2013024496
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
Label
The storybook of legends, by Shannon Hale
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780316401227
Lccn
2013024496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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