Book Reviews of The Princess and the Hound

The Princess and the Hound
The Princess and the Hound
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780061131875
ISBN-10: 0061131873
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 416
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
An absolutely enchanting tale, I simply couldn't put it down. There was a lot of twists and turns, but the characters themselves grow through out the story, which I adore. A fabulous read, from an exceptional author.
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Reviewed by Safia Abdul for TeensReadToo.com

In an enchanted land, Prince George is a young man who has always kept a secret. He, like his mother, was born with the ability to talk to animals, a gift shunned by the rest of the kingdom. In fact, anyone found with the "animal magic" is burned at the stake to get rid of the "evil." When his mother dies, George is left all alone and seeks refuge in his own private world.

Then a marriage arrangement is made with the princess of the neighboring kingdom.

Neglected by her father, Princess Beatrice is shy and reclusive, only trusting her own pet hound. Can George ever get through the cold barrier surrounding the princess and find out what secrets she also hides?

This compelling novel takes a unique and interesting spin off of the usual classic fairy tales. THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND is full of imagination and will be sure to intrigue readers longing for more than the usual, romantic prince-meets-princess tale. I would recommend THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND to all fantasy lovers looking for a new flavor.
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Reviewed by Safia Abdul for TeensReadToo.com

In an enchanted land, Prince George is a young man who has always kept a secret. He, like his mother, was born with the ability to talk to animals, a gift shunned by the rest of the kingdom. In fact, anyone found with the "animal magic" is burned at the stake to get rid of the "evil." When his mother dies, George is left all alone and seeks refuge in his own private world.

Then a marriage arrangement is made with the princess of the neighboring kingdom.

Neglected by her father, Princess Beatrice is shy and reclusive, only trusting her own pet hound. Can George ever get through the cold barrier surrounding the princess and find out what secrets she also hides?

This compelling novel takes a unique and interesting spin off of the usual classic fairy tales. THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND is full of imagination and will be sure to intrigue readers longing for more than the usual, romantic prince-meets-princess tale. I would recommend THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND to all fantasy lovers looking for a new flavor.
reviewed The Princess and the Hound on + 2 more book reviews
I enjoyed this as a different take on 'Beauty and the Beast,' though it did not make it all the way to my 'will read again and again' shelf. It was a fast and fun read, though, and I would recommend it to the YA crowd, especially those who enjoy fairy tale retellings. I am excited to read the sequel.
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This book was okay. I had hoped for more from the description. It was a bit hard to get into the character's shoes for me. I felt like I knew the "why" of the story for a large part and the main character didn't figure things out till much further down the road!