MOLLY AND THE PRINCE by Mary Pope Osborne

MOLLY AND THE PRINCE

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A friendly dog leads young Molly deep into the woods, where a summer evening's magic awaits her. A kindly satyr, who emerges from the mist to tell her that the dog is really a spellbound prince, gathers creatures both mundane and mythical for a moonlit circle dance. Sayles uses dark colors, hazily defined figures, and low- angle lighting to create an effective atmosphere of mystery; flowers drift down between twisted, shadowy trees in visual counterpoint to Molly's joy in her newfound companion. At last, Molly's little brother calls her to dinner, and as they sit on the porch with their hamburgers, contemplating the dog stretched sleepily at their feet, she whispers, ``Whoever you think he is, he's not.'' Dog lovers and lovers of magic will respond to this brief but intense idyll. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-679-81941-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1994




Kirkus Interview
Mary Pope Osborne
January 6, 2015

Danger in the Darkest Hour is beloved children’s writer Mary Pope Osborne’s latest entry in the Magic Tree House series and it features Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever. The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history? “It appears there is nowhere Osborne’s Magic Tree House cannot take readers, as this successful foray suggests,” our reviewer writes. View video >

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