Author: Shannon HaleAge Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Lexile Measure: 890L
Series: Princess Academy (Book 1)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (July 1, 2005)
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village.
The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Soon Miri finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires.
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches