The Hostage Prince

The Hostage Prince


Format
Hardcover
Price
$16.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670014347
  • 256  Pages
  • Viking Children’s Books
  • 9 – 12

Overview

Snail and Prince Aspen are unlikely companions. Snail is a midwife’s apprentice; Aspen is a prince held hostage to prevent a war. Due to a series of misunderstandings, the two find themselves on the run, having adventure after mishap after scary, fast-paced escape. When they reach Aspen’s kingdom, they learn to their horror that their actions have divided the country and plunged it into violence. Every minute counts: it is time for Snail and Aspen to figure out a way to stop the building war—together.  

The Hostage Prince is a fast-paced, funny, exciting fantasy novel for young readers, both male and female. And who better to start tweens on their journey than Jane Yolen (“America’s Hans Christian Andersen”—Time) and her son, Adam Stemple!

Praise

“Aspen and Snail are refreshingly atypical heroes.” School Library Journal

“A rather thoughtful look at conflict, loyalty, and courage, and the discussion sparked here will hopefully continue with the proposed sequels.” —BCCB

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