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The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Series: Princess Diaries (Book #1)
by Meg Cabot

She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom until...

News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!)

Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)

Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.

Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmère, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne. Well, she can lecture Mia until she's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty — no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is "Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo"?

Awards: 2001 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (ALA), Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2001 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

Ages
14, 12, 15, 13
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 10
Grade Level Equivalent
6.2
Lexile Measure
920L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
240
Genre
Realistic Fiction, Series, Young Adult

About the Author

Meg Cabot Meg Cabot, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Princess Diaries books, which were made into the wildly popular Disney movies, now has a series for middle grade girls, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls.

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