Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror
Here are princesses for the Rebel Girls generation:bold, empowered, and determined to be true tothemselves."Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . what makes a princessexcellent?" When an enchantress flings her magic mirror into ouruniverse, its reflection reveals princesses who refuse to be justpretty, polite, and obedient. These are girls determined to do therescuing themselves. Princess Leila of the desert protects herpeople from the king with the black-and-gold banner; Princess Ticatakes a crocodile for a pet; Princess Ellen explores the high seas;Princess Abayome puts empathy and kindness above being royal; andin a tower block, Princess saves her community's beloved gardenfrom the hands of urban developers.Connecting these stories is the magic mirror, which revealsitself when each girl needs it most, illuminating how a princess'spower comes not from her title or beauty, but from her own innerstrength. These beautifully imagined stories, complemented byvibrant and inviting artwork, offer the pleasure and familiarity oftraditional tales with refreshingly modern themes.