The Thirteenth Princess by Diane ZahlerThe Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler

The Thirteenth Princess

byDiane Zahler

Paperback | January 4, 2011

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My name is Zita,and I am the thirteenth princess.My twelve sisters are legendary, even infaraway kingdoms, but I am sure thatyou have never heard of me.

Zita is not just any servant—she’s the thirteenth daughterof a king who wanted only sons. When all her royal sisters fallmysteriously ill, the only clue is their strangely worn and tatteredshoes. Something sinister is afoot—and Zita must find the sourceof the enchantment and break the curse, or the twelve princesseswill surely dance to their deaths.

Diane Zahler is the author ofThe Thirteenth Princess,A True Princess, andPrincess of the Wild Swans. Her books have been praised for their "delicious descriptions" (Kirkus Reviews) and their "gratifying depth" (Publishers Weekly). Diane lives with her husband in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spell...
Title:The Thirteenth PrincessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.61 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006182500X

ISBN - 13:9780061825002

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute, if a bit too simple Zahler created a sweet cast of characters, including a few new additions to the original tale. Overall, though, it is a bit slow going, and the relationships aren't as developed as the could have been had the book been given many more pages.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love that book! It is such a great story! I always loved the twelve dancing princess's Barbie movie, and it is like that, just even better. It took me about three days to read it since i couldn't stop reading! It was cool because my name starts with A and I am the older sister. It was fun memorizing their names: Aurelia, Alanna,Ariadne,Althea,Adena, Askena,Amina,Alima,Akila,Allegra,Asmita and Anisa. I definetly recommended itto any girl who is looking for a good book.
Date published: 2013-10-24

Editorial Reviews

“An enchanting retelling.”