In “The Princess Curse” by Merrie Haskell, young, thirteen-year-old Reveka is just like any normal girl who lives in a castle as an herbalist’s apprentice. But in that castle, there is the Princess Curse. Here’s how it works - there is this big tower where all the princesses sleep but the curse is there, so, they go to bed, but when they wake up, they have holes in their slippers. It is a very strange curse.
People have tried to break it using slippers made from iron and wood and even taking away the princesses and sending them somewhere else, but that caused earthquakes and tornadoes. Also, if people go into the princess’ tower and sleep, when they wake up - well actually, they don’t wake up - they fall into a deep, deep sleep, and the people of the castle try to wake the Sleepers, but it is no use. Sometimes Reveka will mix some different herbs together and give them to the Sleepers, but it is simply no use. Find out how the curse works and what the Sleepers will become in the rest!
“The Princess Curse” by Merrie Haskell is awesome! I love fantasy fiction like this; it is so much fun to read and you can “see” all the action with your imagination.
The Princess Curse
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 11) for Reader Views (4/12)