The Princess in Black & the Mysterious Playdate (#5 HB)

Author(s): Shannon Hale; Dean Hale


A pet-eating monster interrupts Princess Magnolia's perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort. When Princess in Black goes to investigate, she finds a new masked avenger. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.

Princess Magnolia is having an excellent time at Princess Sneezewort's castle. They're having a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from the park interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black! Yet when the Princess in Black gets to the park, she finds a masked stranger cleverly disguised in a blanket, and no monster in sight . . . or is there? Slapstick and sweetness abound in equal measure in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one. 

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of many books for children, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood. LeUyen Pham lives in California.

General Fields

  • : 9780763688264
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : LeUyen Pham
  • : FIC
  • : Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
  • : 96
  • : Shannon Hale; Dean Hale