Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ever After High trilogy, as well as the award-winning Goose Girl and the Newbery Honor-winning Princess Academy. She co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack with her husband Dean Hale, along with The Princess in Black. Shannon and Dean live in Utah with their four children and a small plastic pig for a pet. @haleshannon @Halespawn LeUyen Pham illustrated the New York Times bestsellers Freckleface Strawberry, by actress Julianne Moore, and Grace for President. She is also the author and illustrator of All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister, among many picture books. She lives in California.
Pham's illustrations are cheerful and full of action, making each page a gem, while the story races along, diving in and out of fine cut-outs of cavorting cartoony characters [...] An enjoyable read for everyone who wants to wear the crown and save the day. -- Caroline Norris Inis A delightfully fresh and funny mash-up of the princess and superhero genres. The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide This is a charming little book for your charming little person. The artwork is brilliantly eye-catching, and evokes more in the way of character than you'd at first expect from such a cartoonishly coloured piece. -- John Lloyd The Book Bag A wonderfully stereotype-defying tale, it is great fun to see Magnolia go from cliche pink and fluffy princess to black-clad heroine [...] The cartoony illustrations are dotted throughout and help create a really sense of action in the story. The Princess in Black makes a great read-aloud but with short sentences and chapters which allow newly independent readers to take it at their own pace, this is first and foremost a really super first chapter book. Library Mice Written as a graphic novel for younger readers by husband and wife team Dean and Shannon Hale, this finally puts paid to the myth that all little girls like pink and want to play with Barbies. Finally, a young female superhero for the modern era - monsters beware! Dad.info The Princess in Black is a charming, warm and funny read, aimed at children who are starting to become more confident with reading. [...] This is a beautiful gem of a book. School Library Association A feisty female lead is always a winner and this is sure to be a popular series with young readers. Carousel