The PRINCESS SCHOOL BOOKS by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens
FANTASY. These books are based on fairy tale princesses Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Beauty attending their first year of Princess School.
MOM: Being princess books, these naturally appeal more to little girls, however most of the stories incoporate a boys charm school next door and therefore princes are represented. All the books had very interesting storylines that even my son enjoyed hearing me read them all to them.
JAROD: (age 8): “I like the books because they had fun stories even if it they are about princesses.”
MAKENNA: (age 8): ”I love Snow White because she’s really funny and loves animals, and the princesses were lots of fun and really good friends.”
Cinderella Brown. She lives with her nasty stepmother and stepsisters (who also attend Princess School)
Snow White. An always cheerful princess who adores animals and lives with seven dwarfs. She greatly fears her evil stepmother.
Rose (Beauty). She tires of always being considered perfect. She often resents being smothered by her overprotective parents and being constantly watched by an entourage of fairies who guard her.
Rapunzel Arugula. She’s somewhat of a tomboy, who climbs from her tower each day to go to school.
Prince Valiant (Val). He has been Rapunzel’s best friend for years and attends the Boys Charm School next door to The Princess School.
Follow the lives of the four princesses as they start their first year of Princess School and become the best of friends, while helping each other through all sorts of dilemas. Each story involves all the princesses and often hearkens back to their traditional princess stories dealing with evil stepmothers, witches and the seven dwarfs. There’s fun princess classes like Looking Glass Class where they learn to fix their hair, and Frog ID Class (Snow’s favorite), along with princess balls, tournaments, school plays and plenty of adventures.
There are 7 books in this series, although an eighth book was planned and even titled, it was never published.
1. If the Shoe Fits 2. Who’s the Fairest? 3. Let Down Your Hair 4. Beauty is a Beast 5. Princess Charming (Our favorite as Rapunzel masquerades as a prince to enter the Charm School Boys jousting tournament) 6. Apple-y Ever After 7. Thorn in Her Side
Each book is approximately 100 pages in length and has short chapters of 4-6 pages each. There are no illustrations in these books.