Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry

"When Princess Patricia Priscilla woke on the morning of the day that was five days before her birthday, her first thoughts were not Oh, I am almost another year older, hardly a child anymore! or I wonder what fabulous gifts will be presented to me at the Birthday Ball six nights from now!"

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Summary: When a bored Princess Patricia Priscilla makes her chambermaid switch identities with her so she can attend the village school, her attitude changes and she plans a new way to celebrate her sixteenth birthday.

Houghton Mifflin; 186 pages


Stephanie said...

Truthfully, I found this book odd. I felt like Lois Lowry was trying to do a novel like Roald Dahl. But Lois Lowry isn't Roald Dahl.

I liked it, but I didn't love it. The ending was too abrupt and there were several things I found lacking. The general story was interesting, but I felt that there was not enough development of the princess and the ending didn't solve one of my biggest problems.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a cute, quick read. My favorite parts were Princess Pricilla's lines about her cat, Delicious. I found myself waiting for those to pop up, just to see what word she would find to rhyme with next!

Anonymous said...

I was surprised with this book. From the cover I really did not think I would like it, but did end up enjoying it. It was very ridiculous and crazy, but it was a fun quick read.