The Mystic Princesses… Is a charming tale about 5 Girls who come together to help each other and protect mankind. Harmonie is the daughter of Ares, but she is a gentle soul who encourages those around her to peace. Her older brother has hidden her away from their father for her protection. He sends her to Hawaii to protection of the court of Neptune. Neptune’s daughter Coral is just about Harmonie’s age and she along with 3 of her friends, Catie, Breanna, and Janna, have the powers of the elements and they have been tasked with protecting Harmonie and the rest of the world from Ares penchant for violence and chaos. Together the girls study with Coral to learn how to use their individual powers, and they become great friends.
This book is interesting mix/twist on mythology. The princesses are sweet and capable young girls who aren’t afraid to work hard or learn from the inevitable mistakes in life. There are no damsels in need of rescuing here, despite the premise of the story. The girls’ teachers are quite fun and should be educational for young readers. Themes of honesty, team work and friendship permeate every page of this book. It should be a fun series to read for chapter readers grades 1 -5.
This Bookworm awards ” The Mystic Princesses and the Magic Whirlpool” 5 Tomes
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About the Book
Title: The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool | Author: PJ LaRue | Illustrator: Aristides Rodriguez | Publication Date: June 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 63 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Book Description: Join Exciting Princess Adventures and Learn Life Lessons Along the Way
Have you ever wanted to ride a dolphin or dreamed of playing on a rainbow as if it were a waterslide? How would you feel if someone tried to kidnap you, and you were forced to move to Hawai’i to hide and live with people you don’t know? That happened to Harmonie. Come meet Harmonie, her new Mystic Princess friends, and find out what happens when her enemies, the Children of Ares, find her again.
The Buzz About “The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool”
“The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool has a delightful plot. P. J. LaRue uses mythological characters to tell a lively story of bravery and friendship. The book teaches important lessons on strengths and weaknesses, conservation and safety. This is the first book in the Mystic Princesses series, and I cannot wait for the next princesses’ adventure to come. Young girls will love The Mystic Princesses adventure on their bedside table.” ~ Kelly Santana, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“A lovely book for children with colourful pictures and any child who reads it will be looking for a sequel.” ~ 5 Star Review, Diane, Amazon
“‘The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool’ is a confidence boosting book for children, giving them important information. It is the first in a series and I look forward to reading more about Harmonie and her friends.” ~ 5 Star Review, Mary C., Goodreads
“This early chapter book is perfect for children ages six through ten. It does not portray wimpy princesses, but strong, respectful and independent female role models involved in many adventures in which they learn to overcome their weaknesses, act against bullying, and cooperate with friends and family to promote human welfare and peace. Short chapters interspersed with illustrations will maintain interest if the book is read aloud for younger children. Introduce your little princess to this one.” ~ 5 Star Review, Barbara M., Amazon
“The short chapters would make this ideal for younger girls who are newer to reading Chapter Books. The colourful illustrations are excellent, and compliment this warm story nicely. A new series for girls, offering a fun way to learn valuable life lessons.” ~ 5 Star Review, M.J. Kinsmen, Amazon
About the Author: PJ LaRue
PJ LaRue wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children’s books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but she links these interests to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by girls much larger than she, who demanded that PJ give them her lunch money. As a result, PJ is committed to spreading the word that bullying must be stopped.