Book review: Who Wants to Be a Princess?: What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess, by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Migy

Heos, Bridget. Who Wants to be a Princess? What It Was Really Like to Be Medieval Princess. Illustrated by Migy. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. $16.99. ISBN 9780805097696. Unpaged.  Includes Author’s Note and Bibliography. Ages 5-10. P6 Q8.

It compares and contrasts a fairy tale princess with what real medieval princess’ life would be like in Great Britain. The detailed illustrations and text provide a fun and engaging realization of the difference between the two.  It is helpful for readers to have some background knowledge of the Disney princesses of Cinderella, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty to understand the comparisons.

Verdict:  The book will be enjoyed by girls who have dreamed about being a princess and have watched some of the movies.

June 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.


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