More than a Princess (More Than a Princess Series #1)

More than a Princess (More Than a Princess Series #1)

by E. D. Baker

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Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess -- she's half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage!

One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to hear a band of humans coming through. How did they get past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom? Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and soon realizes she's in even bigger trouble--she's being used as a pawn to help the king of this nearby kingdom, Morrain, find a secret passageway to the warring land of Scarmander, so he can capture his enemies by surprise. Aislin must find a way to break free, while also minding the beautiful human princess and ladies-in-waiting she now shares a castle with, who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin's inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities. And with a few loyal friends by her side, she's ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom once and for all.

A classic and original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and goodness in all its shapes and sizes, More than a Princess will resonate with readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681197715
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: More Than a Princess Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 158,621
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, the Wide-Awake Princess series, the Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, the Magic Animal Rescue series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings, and Fairy Lies. Her first novel, The Frog Princess, was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie "The Princess and the Frog." She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland.

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E. D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings,and Fairy Lies. Her first book, The Frog Princess, was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Churchville, Maryland.

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More than a Princess 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
tigerfan901 More than 1 year ago
Aislin is such a strong, powerful, amazing character. Not only is she a princess, but she is also part fairy and part pedrasi. Aislin and her doll, Twinket, are captured by a human king, King Tyburr. She meets a new friend, Tomas, who helps her on this adventure. Join Aislin as she tries to stand up for her kingdom and family and prove that she really is more than a princess.
Nutmeg2500 More than 1 year ago
More Than a Princess is an adventure book by E. D. Baker. I have enjoyed all of E.D. Bakers books and this one is no exception! I loved how when I read the book I got whisked away to a fantasy land of fairies and Pedrasi. There, Aslin, the princess of this fantasy land is taken to the human lands and is used as bait against her family and friends. As you read this book you get to know Aslin and relate to the struggles she faces. You also join her as she makes new friends in this new and exciting novel. I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC). My opinions are my own.
ClassicalBookDragon More than 1 year ago
In this new book we are introduced to our main character the Princess Aislin of the magical kingdom of Eliasind a place where magical creatures of all kinds are welcome to live in peace under the rule of the fairy king and his wife the pedrasi princess. Once a human king enters their lands and disrupts the balance in their kingdom that was hidden from the human world ages ago for safety, Aislin ventures on a journey to the human world to uncover secrets with her fairy friend Poppy and her living doll Twinket and some new human friends picked up along the way. This magical story is sure to capture your attention from the beginning as you delve into this beautifully crafted magical world with all its creatures and places. I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to explore a brand-new world that E.D. Baker has created. These books are not just for middle grade readers but are enjoyable for all ages. I was very kindly sent an ARC of this book, but all opinions are my own.
ltsu23 More than 1 year ago
This book is about a princess called Aislin. She is actually half-fairy / half-pedrasi (Pedrasi is a kingdom were magical people can pull magic out of stones). When a human king brings Aislin to his kingdom in the human world, she feels like she’s in a whole new world! She finds out that the human king only wants to use her to force her parents for directions to a nearby kingdom to start a war. I like this book because there is a lot of fantasy, adventure and a lot of exciting things happen! A big reason why I like E.D. Baker’s books are because of the romance. But compared to the author’s other books, this book has less romance and in my opinion, could use a lot more! My favourite part is at the end, the author uses a lot of detail in describing what happens, that I feel like I’m also in the book! If you like reading E.D. Baker’s books then I think you would really enjoy this book and those of you who haven’t, I recommend this book too! An advanced copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Maia, age 9
_Bookwyrm More than 1 year ago
What can one girl do against an invasion? In More than a Princess by E. D. Baker, Aislin is a half-fairy, half-pedrasi princess who finds herself confronted with a human king and his soldiers on what should have been a quiet outing picking mushrooms in the peaceful meadows and woods of her parents’ kingdom. But somehow humans have gotten past the Magic Gate and entered their sheltered kingdom… humans who kill, humans who hate pedrasi, fairies, and all the other magical people who dwell in Eliasind. Aislin uses all her skill to delay the king, who seems dishonest and unkind, on his way to her family’s castle. But that’s all she can do, is delay them and hope that is enough to thwart the intruding king’s plans. Despite all she can do, Aislan and her best friends, Poppy, a fairy, and Twinket, a living magical doll, must journey into the realm of the humans and what they discover is nothing they could have forseen. This is a fun read about a strong female character, Aislin, who never hesitates to jump into trouble to save friends, family, or her kingdom. She’s got some tremendous power and so far hasn’t really shown any weaknesses. I think girls especially will enjoy reading about a character that has no trouble getting in and out of trouble, has the courage to back her convictions, and who values her best friends. While I wish Aislin had a weakness or two to make things more real, I have a suspicion some of that is coming up in the next book. While I’ve read a lot of E. D. Baker’s books, it’s been a while, plus they’re for a younger audience, so I’m sure that plays into the complexity of the characters. The character-building is fun and there are so many characters to love. The world-building is immersive although not as deep as it would be for a book written for older children. I’m waiting to see where some of the storylines go in the next book; there are many exciting possibilities! Highly recommended for those who love fantasy, strong princesses, and fun books to read with (or without) children. I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the publisher through NetGalley. My opinions are my own.
BettyTaylor 24 days ago
Totally delightful! Lots of magic. Great female friendships. (I am a sucker for those.) A welcome escape from heavier readings. A joy of a book. Aislin, Poppy, and Twinket are adorable characters. I enjoyed getting lost in their world for a short time. A world of fairies, nymphs, sprites, ogres, and dolls that walk and talk. The first few chapters were a bit rough until I got down the names of the characters and all the different beings living in the Kingdom. I couldn’t quite figure out what a pedrasi was but I didn’t really care. I enjoyed it anyway. I also loved the themes of self-acceptance than ran throughout the book. So important for young girls. Aislin also handles being bullied in a constructive way. Great for older elementary-aged fantasy fans. If you enjoyed The Chronicles of Hawthorn books by Rue (as did I), you will love this series.
yzermandy 10 months ago
More than a Princess is a fun adventure to read. I had to reread the beginning of the book a few times because the author was creating the world that these characters lived in and at times I was a little confused and the reading was tedious. After feeling more comfortable with that portion I really enjoyed the story. Princess Aislin and the other characters were developed really well. I enjoyed reading about Aislin's journey to protect the people she loves, while embracing her inner strength, beauty, and honesty. This story is a fun and interesting read and I look forward to reading more books this in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Strong Female lead. Would recommend to all my friends.
FocusedOnFantasy More than 1 year ago
More than a Princess is a story about a young princess named Aislin. She is part fairy and part pedrasi and throughout the story she learns to embrace who she truly is in an attempt to save her kingdom. I love how Aislin is willing to make sacrifices for her family and takes charge of her own future. This is an inspiring book for all ages, but I believe that it would most appeal to those aged 8-12. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would strongly recommend it. I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC). My opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this new book by E.D. Baker. It's about this girl named Aislin and she is part fairy and part pedrasi. My favorite character in the book was the main character, Aislin, because she is strong and brave. Aislin and her friends Poppy and Twinket were taken by humans to the human world and the book is about them trying to get back home to their fantasy world. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to my friends. I still like E. D. Baker's Frog Princess series the best, but this book was really good and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. A complimentary copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Kelsey, age 11
Lil5217 More than 1 year ago
E.D Baker’s More Than A Princess is a book of magic, power, and undying love and friendship. A fun-filled fantasy of friendly characters and ones you’re sure to despise, More Than A Princess is a book you’re sure to read again and again! Princess Aislin of Eliasind is a thoughtful, brave, and lovable princess who would do anything to protect her family. When an evil king tries to enter her castle and hurt her family, Aislin turns herself in for their safety. After sending a couple spies out, Aislin begins to realize that she’s not safe in the castle. But if she escapes, what would happen to Tomas, a kind boy who was captured from his own kingdom, and the king’s daughter, a princess with a bad reputation but might be different than Aislin thinks. I think that people who like to read Jessica Day George’s books would enjoy More Than A Princess. I like Aislin because she’s kind and would do anything for her family’s safety. She doesn’t lose her temper easily even when she’s being teased in certain parts of the book. E.D. Baker came up with very creative characters called Pedrasi. I am happy to have this book as part of my collection and I can’t wait for the rest of the series to come out! Filled with adventure, suspense and humor, More Than A Princess is a book for all to enjoy!