The Princess in Black & the Mysterious Playdate (#5 PB)

Author(s): Shannon Hale; Dean Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

6-9 Years Younger Readers

Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort. . . . But who is that new masked avenger?

Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight. But all is not as it seems! Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.


Product Information

Pham's colorful illustrations are pleasing as always; young readers will especially delight in locating the camouflaged monster in the art. With spot-on humor for its intended audience, this is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike.--Booklist Online

It's an adorable and humorous installment in the Princess in Black series that shows that not all heroes look the same and many skills are useful and needed.--Deseret News

It's an adorable and humorous installment in the Princess in Black series that shows that not all heroes look the same and many skills are useful and needed.--Deseret News

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781536200515
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : May 2018
  • : 208mm X 162mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : FIC
  • : 96
  • : Shannon Hale; Dean Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : LeUyen Pham
  • : English