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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Paperback)

By Christopher Healy, Todd Harris (Illustrator)
$7.99
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April 2012 Indie Next List


“Ever hear of Gustav and Frederic? How about Duncan and Liam? Well, then, how about Prince Charming? These four Princes Charming -- unknown by name, but brought together because each has always played second fiddle to their princesses in favorite fairy tales -- are eager to prove to their kingdoms that they deserve to be the heroes of their own story. The only problem? They are all -- with the possible exception of Liam -- woefully incompetent in the hero department. Mix that in with an evil witch, some trolls, and an annoyingly heroic Cinderella and you've got a hilarious adventure story boys and girls will love!”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

Description


Debut author Healy bursts onto the middle-grade scene with the story of four imperfect princes, four improbable princesses, and one hilariously unforgettable adventure. Illustrations.

About the Author


Christopher Healy is the author of the acclaimed The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom which won a place on several best of the year lists, including those of the New York Times, Amazon, and Kirkus Reviews and its two sequels, The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw. The series is currently in film development with Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. He lives with his wife and children in New Jersey.

Christopher Healy spent years reviewing children's books and media online and in print before setting off to write The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, his first children's book. He lives with his wife and their two children in New Jersey.

Praise For…


“One of the more clever, hilariously successful incarnations of the current literary rage to rip apart and rewrite fairy tales… The princes in “The Hero’s Guide” may not be charming, but Healy’s romp of a book about them most certainly is.”
-Los Angeles Times

“The premise is indeed charming…a quest that recalls at moments the Musketeers and at others, the Marxes.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Healy’s fast-paced debut is overflowing with suspense, humor, and carefully developed characters. Healy injects age-old characters and fairy tale tropes with a fresh, contemporary sensibility, resulting in a crowd-pleaser with laugh-out-loud lines on nearly every page.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The fairy-tale world is tongue-in-cheek but fleshed out, creating its own humor rather than relying on pop-culture references. Healy juggles with pitch-perfect accuracy, rendering the princes as goobers with good hearts and individual strengths, keeping them distinct and believable. Inventive and hilarious.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[A] lively, humorous adventure.”
-Wall Street Journal

“This is the most fun you can have short of rounding up King Arthur’s knights, filling their armor with laughing gas, and driving them to a roller disco.”
-Frank Cottrell Boyce, New York Times bestselling author of COSMIC

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062117458
ISBN-10: 0062117459
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 438
Language: English