Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just For Fun Challenge: Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot

Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot
Published: Harper Teen, 2005
Paperback, 136 pages
Borrowed from Library
Challenge: Just for Fun Challenge
A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays. There's Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Chinese New Year, Saturnalia ... to name just a few.
Then there's gift giving, the royal Genovian FabergĂ© advent calendar, hot chocolate with marshmallows—oh, and all those fabulous holiday movies.
How will YOU celebrate this holiday season? Mia and her subjects have a few ideas.
This book was actually really, really awesome. It's sort of like a report on holidays and customs with commentary from Mia interspersed between all the characters we know an love from the series. I've only read books 1-3 && 8 and plan to read the last 3 soon, so there is maybe a character or two there that I'm not too familiar with.

I loved reading each character's "voice" as they lent their expertise on various Winter Holidays. My favorite part of the book was when they went into the different customs in many countries for Christmas. I loved the accuracy of Christmas in NYC as I am an expert on that. Haha!

The illustrations by Chesly McLaren are perfect. I love how classically girly they are. Additionally, I actually learned a few things about the origins of holiday traditions and things!! One of the cooler things was the origin of the song Deck the Halls! (I will leave that for you to find out if you read it!)

I give Holiday Princess 3 out of 4 stars! It's got me all psyched for the Christmas season way in advance. Highly recommended for fans of the Princess Diaries and Winter Holiday lovers.

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember reading this one. I'll have to take a look.


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