The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom

The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom

Book - 2012
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The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom.
Publisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780062117458
9780062117434
0062117432
Branch Call Number: j HEA NVD
Characteristics: 438 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Todd
Alternative Title: Saving your kingdom

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qiaoenlo
Jun 29, 2016

I absolutely LOVE how Christopher Healy constructed funny, interesting, and awesome characters into his terrific and hilarious book! He changes fairytale characters from their normal appearance-sweet, perfect, and brave-into something truly amazing! I recommend this series to anyone and everyone!!! ;D

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qiaolinglo
Jun 28, 2016

It's hilarious. Seriously funny! That's probably my favourite characteristic of this book. That, and I love the characters. The plot keeps on getting more complicated as you read further through the book, but everything comes together in the end. This book is for anybody who loves humour and adventure.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 28, 2016

Such a ridiculously enjoyable fairytale. I'll admit, I had a rather fun journey with these four quirky, noble (all in their own way) Princes Charming. Once the climax got rolling, I couldn't stop reading. It was rather enjoyable. Hearing this is a series, I wouldn't mind giving the whole thing a whirl, though I'm pretty sure this title can stand on its own as a single book.
It wasn't without flaws. Some moments transcended reality, the female counterparts of the four princes did not really get enough plot time (with only Cinderella actually contributing partially to the bulk of the main chain of events in the plot). Rapunzel seemed like a plot device, and Snow White was nothing but a background character. Briar Rose was a bit entertaining, but she wasn't in much of the book (which may have been a blessing in disguise, considering her personality). But all in all, I enjoyed the book, all the hijinks and action that ensued, all the inside jokes and running gags....it was comedic and full of interesting quirks. I liked it! :)

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jorjatupper
Apr 18, 2016

It's an awesome book!! You read about fairytales, adventure and much more

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. Learn how four Prince Charmings, rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, are able to become heroes again.

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AngSP
Jul 31, 2015

This series is amazing! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes twists on fairytales!

KCLS Miss Lydia May 22, 2015

Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White. We all know their story and that Prince Charming saved them all. But who exactly is Prince Charming? Or should we say, who are the Prince Charmings? Now these 4 princes get their chance at have an adventure. Great for this summer's SLP theme. Ages 8-12

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sarahage8
Dec 08, 2014

i have read the hole series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jodyandjay
Aug 15, 2014

I thought that it was a great book. The jokes were funny. My favourite character was prince Duncan because he makes me laugh and he has awesome names for lots of animals.

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kkcox
Jul 29, 2014

Cute book.

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Benvolia
Aug 19, 2017

Benvolia thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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yellow_duck_307
Jul 25, 2015

yellow_duck_307 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 13

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kkcox
Jul 28, 2014

kkcox thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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joycemas
Jul 07, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

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rem85
Aug 09, 2013

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 24, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

White_Owl_35 Aug 26, 2012

White_Owl_35 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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Love_Legolas_111
May 28, 2016

[Liam] stood up, pointed to Duncan, and dramatically posed the question: "Duncan, what are you?"
"Human!" Duncan cried, trembling with excitement.
"More specific," Liam said, still dramatically.
"A five-foot-two human!"
"I'm going for hero here," Liam hinted under his breath.
"Hero!" Duncan shouted. "I'm a hero!"
Liam pivoted. "Frederic, what are you?"
"I am a hero," Frederic answered, proudly puffing out his chest. "A different type of hero, perhaps, but still...."
Liam pivoted once more. "Gustav, what are you?"
"Too corny. Not doing it," Gustav said, crossing his arms.

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jodyandjay
Aug 15, 2014

My favourite quote is "We are the league of Prince Charmings, sounds like a bowling name."

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ramiec
Jul 20, 2013

On still another road, a green -haired man wobbled by on peppermint-stick stilts; a fiery plumed bird of paradise perched on his shoulder. But he's not in this story, so don't pay any attention to him.

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ramiec
Jul 20, 2013

"The troll threw up its arms in frustration.'Why humans never remember trolls is herbivore!' it cried. The monster lowered its shaggy, one-horned head and howled angrily into the princes' faces. 'Troll is vegetarian! Last time Troll looked, Round-Head Man made of meat! Oh, Troll is so tired of close-minded humans!'"

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 24, 2012

"Prince Charming is afraid of old ladies. Didn’t know that, did you?"

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joycemas
Jul 07, 2014

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 24, 2012

Meet Princes Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav. If their names don’t ring a bell with you, don’t be too surprised. Known better by their pseudonym “Prince Charming” the princes are a bit peeved at the lousy P.R. their adventures have garnered them. The bards have found that their stories tell well when the girls get all the credit (and actual names) and it isn’t just the princes that are out of sorts. A local witch is more than a little upset, and that anger may have something to do with the slow disappearance of the bards themselves. Now it’s up to our four heroes, brought together through the strangest of circumstances, to band together to defeat an evil witch, defeat a giant or two, outwit bandits, and generally find a way to make their faults into strengths.

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