It’s a case of monstrous cuteness as the Princess in Black encounters her biggest challenge yet: a field overrun by adorable bunnies.

Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort, an occasion Frimplepants enjoys more than anything in the world. But just when he can smell the freshly baked bread and the heaping platters of sugar-dusted doughnuts, Princess Magnolia’s glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies nibbling on grass, twitching their velvet noses, and wiggling their fluffy tails. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?


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.


Large type and plenty of white space framed by attractive borders will hold the attention of early readers… the Princess in Black series will appeal to young children who appreciate a princess with attitude.


This third installment in the award-winning children’s series will go down a treat with fun-loving little girls (and their anti-princess mums)

The West Australian

This chapter book series has stunning illustrations and is presented with a magnificent jacket. This is what will initially draw attention to it on the shelf. Ideal for 6+ readers.


The illustrations are particularly effective in this book, and appeal mightily to girls of 5-7 years

Janet Croft Reviews

The story remains pacy and well written, the illustrations engaging and witty, and Candlewick Press has yet again treated their young readers with respect, printing in hardback, on high quality paper with full colour illustrations

Booksellers NZ

A hilarious, actionpacked adventure about a Princess who’s also a superhero!

Disney Princess Magazine

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