waiting on wednesday (24)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.


You’ve probably noticed by now that this month (March) is mostly about middle grade love. I mean, middle grade fiction in general is pretty lovable. It is plucky heroes and heroines just growing up. Not so much the romance and a little less teenage angst than young adult lit, but with the same emotional punch. And let’s not forget adventures and discoveries and MAGIC. Well, add in a dash of fairytales, the promise of humor and a great cover, and I’m sold. On what book, you ask? The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom releases on May 1, 2012 from Walden Pond Press (HarperCollins).


Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes—a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.


What books are you waiting on?

14 comments:

Alyssa Kirk said...

Should be a great one for my nephews!

GABY said...

'Not so much the romance and a little less teenage angst'. Exactly! :P

This book sounds fun, I always wondered who were the princes...I didn't even know their names!

Jenny N. said...

Sounds so fun! Now we finally get to know about the Princes instead.

Liviania said...

As a huge fan of fairytales, this sounds terrific. (And I like that the princes and the princesses want to be heroes.)

Deb Marshall said...

Hey! I am totally waiting on this one too. Love the books out of Walden Pond. They have some awesome MG.

Charlotte said...

I'm awfully happy to have this one in my tbr pile--I'm looking forward to it lots!

thekams said...

It's nice to see this one getting some love! I'm eagerly waiting for this one to hit stores, it sounds so good - the Princes have a side to the story, after all ;)

Sara said...

Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot earlier today!

I've recently started reading more MG and I adore Walden Pond Press, so I'm pumped that this is you WoW pick! Totally adding it to my TBR pile!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

OH, I really need to work in a little more middle grade back into my reading schedule! I miss it! This one sounds awesome!

Mundie Moms said...

Awesome WOW! This book is FABULOUS!!! I love MG books, and this one is one I think a lot of people will fall in love with this year. I hope you enjoy it!

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danya said...

This one looks like it'll have a whole lot of comedy and a dash of adventure! Sounds like fun :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I've heard this is cute!

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