Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

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Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves.

Natasha Farrant's original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and traditional.

'Mirror, mirror on the wall... what makes a princess excellent?'

When the enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe, reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty, polite or obedient. These are girls determined to do the rescuing themselves. The Arabian princess of the desert protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner; Latin American Princess, Tica, takes a crocodile for a pet; a Scottish princess explores the high seas; African Princess, Abayome, puts empathy and kindness above being royal; and in a tower-block, Princess saves her precious community garden from the hands of urban developers.

These beautifully imagined stories are a twist on familiar princess tales.