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Amor Fugit by Alexandra Duncan
Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer Holm
The Broken Ear by Georges Remi Hergé
City Makers by Remi A. Nadeau
Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
The Fairy Princess by Dennis Danvers
Ground Truth edited by John Pickles
Hell of a Fix by Matthew Hughes
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
I Miss You Everyday by Simms Taback
Inside Job by Connie Willis
King & King by Linda de Haan
The Light, The Dark and Ember Between by J.W. Nicklaus
Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund
Night of the Ninjas (MTH #5) by Mary Pope Osborne
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
The Real Martian Chronicles by John Sladek
San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne
The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales by Steven Popkes
Selfless by David Michael Slater
Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple
Strange But True America by John Hafnor
Sugar Would Not Eat It by Emily Jenkins
ttyl by Lauren Myracle
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for King & King

King & King: 11/15/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Back when Harriet was in the middle of her pretty princess phase and wanted to read nothing by princess stories, I added King & King by Linda de Haan to mix.

King & King starts like any typical fairy tale. The Queen wants to step down but needs to see her son married first. So she invites all the eligible princesses from around the lands. Now if this were a typical story, he wouldn't pick a princess but he would pick a young lady, a local peasant girl.

Nope. Not this time. The prince picks a boy named Lee. But best of all, the Queen doesn't throw a stink. She doesn't even bat an eye. She loves her son and sees her problem solved. So the book ends with a wedding with all the princesses in attendance.

So why not five out five? I love the story. I love the positive message. But, I'm not keen on the artwork. It's just somewhat off. I'd love the see the book redone with different illustrations.

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