Sunday, November 24, 2013
The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool by P.J. LaRue
Power, mystery, peace, and love! Earth, wind, air, and water! Thrilling adventures of fearless magical princesses who have that power can help others.
What could be more exciting than going on great adventures beneath the ocean and meeting brave, powerful princesses: Harmony Princess, Coral Princess, Princess Catie, Princess Janna, and Princess Breanna. Reading The Princesses and the Mystic Whirlpool, children will easily connect to the mystical characters living in the ocean.
Written in a mysterious style, the story takes children on a fascinating trip from New York to Hawaii and inside the underwater kingdom. In this vibrant book, written by PJ LaRue, the magical princesses rule the ocean. They have power; they just must learn how to use it properly!
The author beautifully describes the life of mysterious characters and the nature around them. Traveling through the story, children will easily fall in love with loving Princess Harmony and her brother Eros, symbolizing peace and love. They will also meet the mystifying Children of Ares, who are after Princess Harmony and her brother Eros, and follow Coral Princess and her friends inside the ocean.
Each princess has different power, but the young girls must combine their powers to protect Princess Harmonie, who needs their help. Taking children to the underwater kingdom, the author gracefully connects them to nature and the ocean. Reading this exciting story, readers will feel as if they are riding on the playful Daring Dolphin or getting away from Scary Shark.
The story captured my attention from the beginning and kept it to the last page. I enjoyed knowing the daring princesses, who courageously protect their friend and each other. This is a lovely book about meaningful friendship, kindness, and caring. The illustrations are vivid and creative, and any child will love them. Also there are a few great lessons underlined in this book. This book is great for young readers who have a great imagination for the colorful tales of the princesses, and love, nature, and ocean.
PJ LaRue wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children's books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but these interests she links to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by girls much larger than she, who demanded PJ give them her lunch or her lunch money. As a result, PJ is committed to spreading the word that bullying must be stopped. One of PJ's goals is to help educate children, parents and care givers, in a fun way, in her children's book series, The Mystic Princesses.