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The Princess Diaries, Volume II


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Meg Cabot's many books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple global and #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than 38 countries and was made into several hit films by Disney. Meg is still waiting for her real parents, the king and queen, to restore her to her rightful throne. She currently lives in Key West, FL, with her husband and various cats.


Gr 5-9-Told by Anne Hathaway, the star of the Disney film version of The Princess Diaries, this sequel picks up where the first volume ended, with young Mia finally becoming comfortable in her role as princess of Genovia. Of course, the heir to the throne of Genovia can't remain tranquil for long. The plot twists begin as Mia is presented with Princess lessons from her indomitable dowager princess Grandmere at the Plaza hotel. Grandmere also arranges for Mia to participate in a national primetime interview in order to provide the world with insight into the fantasy world of the heir to the Genovian throne. The interview elicits much turmoil as Mia inadvertently makes a few innocent remarks, including the fact that her mom is pregnant with her algebra teacher's child. As a result of the interview, Mia becomes the focus of her best friend Lilly's anger, her algebra teacher might lose his job, and she alienates the country of Genovia. Amidst all this, Mia is pleasantly surprised to find she has a secret admirer who she hopes is Lilly's brother. As Mia moves along her quest to become a real princess while maintaining a somewhat normal life, she learns that her mom will be a confident and reliable mother to her future sibling, the algebra teacher might be a cool step-dad, she and her Grandmere are a lot alike, and she still has a great future. This dramatic telling leaves listeners hanging on every diary entry as Anne Hathaway provides the voices of all the characters. Mia, Grandmere, and all the others come to life and take us into the world of a young princess who is living the dream of many young girls.-Tammy Snipes, Great Falls Middle School, SC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

This follow-up to the Princess Diaries, the inspiration for the film starring Julie Andrews, chronicles Mai's crowning as princess of Geneva. The new monarch quickly discovers the power of an interview, as she nearly gets a teacher fired and manages to alienate her best friend and her royal subjects with a few simple sentences. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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