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)
- 14, 12, 15, 13
- Interest Level
- Grades 7 - 10
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- Guided Reading
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Diaries and Journals, Young Adult