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The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom

Healy, Christopher, 1972- (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom
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"The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"--
Authors: Healy, Christopher, 1972-
Statement of Responsibility: written by Christopher Healy ; with drawings by Todd Harris
Title: The hero's guide to saving your kingdom
Publisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 438 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Summary: "The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"--
Subject Headings: Fairy tales Princes Fiction Witches Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Fairy tales
Princes
Witches
Additional Contributors: Harris, Todd
Alternate Title: Saving your kingdom
LCCN: 2011053347
ISBN: 9780062117434
0062117432
Branch Call Number: J FIC H
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Only by working together can four imperfect Prince Charmings take down an evil witch in this lighthearted fantasy escapade.


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Jul 03, 2014
  • olive_magpie_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought it was a very good book. Most of the jokes were too subtle for me to understand, but it was entertaining. The ending was . . . weird; I mean if they went through all that trouble to get that map, then why didn't they get the dragon in the first place?! I like the fact that there was a princess who is adventurous instead of all the boys taking all the glory in this whacked-up fairy-tale. A quick and easy read. A must read for all fairy-tale lovers!!!!!!

Nov 04, 2013
  • FowlFan12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is SO funny.
A lot of twisted fairytale books are quite similar and get kind of boring if you read a lot of them (one exception: The Sisters Grimm series- SUPER GOOD) but the Heroes Guide To Saving Your kingdom isn't one of them. Unique, hilarious, and awesome.

I didn't really like this. It had the feeling of a new 2013 book that was just gonna copy Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Tolkien, and all the good stuff. :/ I liked some things about it. But not a lot. It was more of a really boring easy read....bhaha. <br/>I'll give it three stars because there are worse books out there that i've read.
Idk, maybe i'm just growing out of juvenile fiction like these. :{

There is lots of action in this story but still it does not turn to violence. The villains are incompetent and the Prince Charmings are amusingly heroic. The Princesses swoop in to save the day more than once and the happily ever aftering is nicely accomplished with no need for the usual marriages.

Dec 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

These are fairytales for folks who love Disney, hate Disney, love fractured fairytales, love the original fairytales, and/or just like a good story in general. It’s perfect bedtime fare and ideal for those kids who want something amusing to read on their own. You know when a kid walks up to you and says they want a “funny” book? This is for them as well. Basically it’s for everyone, fantasy fans and fantasy haters alike. If ever you feel sick of the sheer seriousness of some fantasies (*cough* Eragon *cough*), this is a book for you too. Put it on your To Read list and pronto.

Nov 20, 2012
  • joywolf83 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book! tottally awesome and perfect for teens! loved the pics sprinkled thru. GREAT characters that all came alive and real off the page. total reccomend for some fun, light reading.

Sep 16, 2012
  • Megn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's quite good~ The characters are really funny and go well together! The way it's written is awesome. There are a few scenes where I just could not stop laughing! IT WAS SO FUNNYYYY!
The epilogue was kinda, meh, not so interesting, but the story as whole is great! Premise is cool too~ A little thicker than I expected for the premise, but lots of fun to read~

Jul 17, 2012
  • Shanshad rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lots of fun to read for anyone who likes fractured fairy tales!

Jul 17, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

very interesting/funny!!! :D

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Aug 09, 2013
  • rem85 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Dec 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Meet Princes Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav. If their names don’t ring a bell with you, don’t be too surprised. Known better by their pseudonym “Prince Charming” the princes are a bit peeved at the lousy P.R. their adventures have garnered them. The bards have found that their stories tell well when the girls get all the credit (and actual names) and it isn’t just the princes that are out of sorts. A local witch is more than a little upset, and that anger may have something to do with the slow disappearance of the bards themselves. Now it’s up to our four heroes, brought together through the strangest of circumstances, to band together to defeat an evil witch, defeat a giant or two, outwit bandits, and generally find a way to make their faults into strengths.

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Jul 20, 2013
  • ramiec rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

On still another road, a green -haired man wobbled by on peppermint-stick stilts; a fiery plumed bird of paradise perched on his shoulder. But he's not in this story, so don't pay any attention to him.

Jul 20, 2013
  • ramiec rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The troll threw up its arms in frustration.'Why humans never remember trolls is herbivore!' it cried. The monster lowered its shaggy, one-horned head and howled angrily into the princes' faces. 'Troll is vegetarian! Last time Troll looked, Round-Head Man made of meat! Oh, Troll is so tired of close-minded humans!'"

Dec 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Prince Charming is afraid of old ladies. Didn’t know that, did you?"

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Dec 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederick. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? And you know why? Revisionist history. These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet they were completely glossed over in the versions of their tales that became popular. Thus, you likely know them only as &quot;Prince Charming.&quot;

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