“The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle” is the second in a delightfully whimsical series by Christopher Healy. He’s taken the traditional fairytale stories, with their princes, princesses, dwarfs, trolls, and villains galore, and turned them upside down. While the book may be found in the children’s section, it’s laugh-out-loud humor and twisted fairytale retellings, will have adults entertained as well. The only problem might be hiding it from your children to read it first.
The Princes are back, fumbling their way through adventures and trials just as gung-ho as ever. Sent by Briar Rose on a mission to gain a magical item of great power, they must go up against a pint-size villain who’s already kicked their butts once, and will probably do so again. But with the help of their princesses, a troll or two, a giant, and a pesky little sister, they just might survive this adventure and get some acclaim as well.
Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav, the charming princes from the fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose, saved the countryside from an evil witch in The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. And now, they have to save the day again, by keeping a magical object from falling into the hands of power-mad warlords who would use it for evil.
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle is the second in Christopher Healy’s funny and action-packed middle-grade series, the perfect pick for kids who love the Shrek movies and readers who like their fantasy adventures with a heaping helping of humor.