The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Christopher Healy, illus. by Todd Harris (HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press)
Four Princes Charming (from the stories of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel) discover that being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in this funny debut novel for middle-graders. Healy finds fresh humor in classic characters and fairy-tale tropes as the princes uncover a plot against all four of their kingdoms.