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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.263843

After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!

Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.

As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.

Fans of Shannon Hale won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning series.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on February 24, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN-10: 1619634856
ISBN-13: 9781619634855
33 Book Reviews
  • applemango
    applemangoWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm55 stars
    Miri is thrilled to go back to her family, when at the last minute gets summoned by the king. The queen and king want her to go to another place and teach three "cousins" of theirs. They need a treaty with Stora and want to offer one of the girls to Kind Fader. However, when Miri gets there, there are no servants and the three girls live alone in the linder house, far from the village. They hunt for their food and Miri meets Fat Holfer who is mostly trusting and also others like Jeffers that have lied and stolen the sisters money. Miri gets the sisters to learn with an influence of a bandit attack where they need to get back letters which contain money. Since they need to identify the letters the girls will have to learn to read. Also, from Miri's stories they will learn history. However, Stora invades Daniland unexpectedly and the girls and Miri are forced to escape the island on a pirate ship with the help of Peder, Miri's fiance. Miri soon discovers that the girls are princesses and that they are actually the queens daughters and they were hidden because they could have possibly taken over the rule. Miri sets things right and finds hope for them all. This book is very heart warming and super fun and action packed. I would suggest this book to almost anyone!!!
    • OsoriostMonday, May 23, 2016 at 11:57 am
      Think this book is the best book I love it.
      • donbenito
        donbenitoSaturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm55 stars
        I would love to read this book and I hope I get to!! I would also love the other books in this AMAZING series. Just the cover got me hooked!! Can't wait to read this book!
        • donbenito
          donbenitoSunday, January 17, 2016 at 5:04 pm55 stars
          I would love to read this book and I hope I get to!!
          • cocollette
            cocolletteWednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm55 stars
            I won this book through DogoBooks, it is a really good book. It is an awesome conclusion to the Princess Academy books!
            • ele406480
              ele406480Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm
              Awesome book
              • happypug12
                happypug12Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:32 am55 starsFeatured
                This is THE grand finale. And you couldn't ask for a better one. At times, your heart will mourn, at others, you will feel like YOU can fly. The ending is utterly satisfying. Miri will always be a much-loved heroine to me. I loved this from the beginning to the end.
                • coolThursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:44 am
                  cool book
                  • sawa37
                    sawa37Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm55 stars
                    This series is GREAT!!
                    • imabook
                      imabookWednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:53 am55 stars
                      I love this series and I really want to read this book because I would love to find out what happens to Miri! Sadly, my school library doesn't have this book :(