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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: fairy tales, confidence, gender roles
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Apr/2011
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This is a princess who saves princes – ones who’ve been turned into frogs, who’ve been kidnapped by ogres, and who are locked in terrible dungeons. A charming book that turns centuries of storytelling on its head.

CM Magazine
"The princess character shows cunning and resourcefulness...Princess to the Rescue will spark discussions on gender stereotypes. Recommended."
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"Souza mizes modern elements with traditional expectations to produce a unique tale. It is refreshing to read about such a female character. Educators and parents can use this bookt o show that this break in tradition reflects a more realistic view of a damsel not in distress...This thought provoking book is humorous, light, and a pleasant read."
The Midwest Book Review
Teaching that gender is not a requirement for brave, courageous action, "Princess to the Rescue" will wind its way into the heart even as it topples cherished old stereotypes dissolved in laughter.
School Librarian's Workshop
Although fairy tales often have princesses fainting at dragons and being locked in towers, this is the story of one who wears custom-made armor and carries a purse filled with secret weapons.

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