Princess of the Midnight Ball (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

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Grades 6 - 8Grade 6n/a5.664764

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all―true love―to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George's take on the Grimms' tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on January 8, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN-10: 1599903229
ISBN-13: 9781599903224
6 Book Reviews
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  • soozanpie
    soozanpieWednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm55 stars
    a deep and complex book with several different layers. I would totally recommend this story for a great adventure and romance. jessica day george is an incredible writer!! read this book and follow me plz<3
    • enchanted7
      enchanted7Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:52 am55 stars
      I love how Rose did and had all of that courage to say the truth too the under people. She was smart and the gardener new how to stop them from going into the magic stairway. It was so good I could not stop reading until the next day. I have to find the next book!!!
      • waterfalls
        waterfallsMonday, November 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm55 stars
        Just like the 12 dancing Princesses and that mean I LOVE IT!!!
        • blossoms
          blossomsThursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm
          this book is about how a gardener that once was a soldier for his country he just came back to his country and he asked the king to get a job as a gardener like any other soldier coming back that was looking for a job this book is in my scools library witch is kind of awesome but i already read this book you go and a head and read it and see the rest of the story plz follow me. thx :)
          • penny321
            penny321Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:39 am55 stars
            i like reading books like this.
            • judit
              juditFriday, November 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm
              its nice to read it