Shannon Hale - Author

About the Author

Shannon Hales's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination. Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times bestseller. Shannon has also written three books for adults, Austenland, Midnight in Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig. www.shannonhale.com

Featured books by Shannon Hale

Midnight in Austenland A Novel

Midnight in Austenland A Novel

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Charlotte Kinder is in need of true escape when she heads from Ohio to Pembrook Park, a Jane Austen-themed retreat in the British countryside. But as it turns out, this vacation is no time to relax. Hearts are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues - real and pretend, sinister and romantic - increasingly tough to sort out.

Other books by Shannon Hale

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The third adventure in the bestselling, hilarious and action-packed series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black. Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort when Princess Magnolia's glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies. Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?

Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High

Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

A dangerous story is bubbling and almost all the Narrators are scared to tell it. Cracks in the World of Stories are spreading, and the ominous Shadow High is gaining power. Only one young, brave Narrator, Brooke Page, is ready to tell this tale.As the first cracks show, Frankie and Draculaura are accidentally transported to Ever After High, where they meet Raven Queen and Apple White. After the girls recover from the shock of learning that fairytales and monsters are real, they discover that the Evil Queen has escaped her mirror prison in search of the ultimate power, hidden in Shadow High. Frankie, Raven, Draculaura, Apple, and Brooke must stop the Evil Queen and save the World of Stories from the evil that lurks in Shadow High! 2017 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort . . . but who is that new masked avenger?Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight . . . or is there? Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.

The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black. The first in a funny, action-packed series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when... Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret - she's also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! A rollicking read from the award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham.

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Princess Magnolia struggles to conceal her secret superhero identity in this action-packed sequel to New York Times bestseller The Princess in Black. A superhero princess, inconvenient monster alarms, a glittering party and spot-on slapstick pacing all abound in this sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Princess in Black. Today is Princess Magnolia's birthday party, and everything is going wrong. Just as her guests are arriving ... Brring! Brring! It's the monster alarm! Princess Magnolia has to run to the broom cupboard, ditch her frilly clothes, and become the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back - an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there - it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don't those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?

Marvel: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

Marvel: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Meet Doreen Green, also known as The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! An exciting and original super hero novel written by New York Times best-selling authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale! In Shady Oaks, fourteen-year-old Doreen Green saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean and dissuades vandalism ... all while keeping her fluffy tail and squirrel powers a secret! But when a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy, can Doreen balance being a teenager AND a Super Hero? Or will she go ... NUTS? Note: this is not a graphic novel.

Real Friends

Real Friends

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies to her never-ending struggle to stay in 'The Group.' Shannon's honest and heartfelt story reminds us of how hard it was to learn what real friends are - and why finding them is worth the journey.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Squirrel Meets World

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Squirrel Meets World

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2017

Who Runs the World? Squirrels! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her fluffy tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel!After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, like a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born!She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and prevents vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go . . . NUTS?

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation, Book #4

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation, Book #4

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2016

Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes! But a peaceful time away is hard to find as the humorousNew York Timesbest-selling series continues.After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as Princess Magnolia is about to take a nap on her hammock, she hears a "e;ROAR!"e; Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Impossible! Could a sea monsterreallyruin this vacation for the Princess in Black?

Princess in Black, Books 1-3

Princess in Black, Books 1-3

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2016

The Princess in Black:Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no job for prim and perfect Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret: she's also the Princess in Black! Can Princess Magnolia sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? The Perfect Princess Party: Today is Princess Magnolia's birthday party, but just as her guests are arriving . . . The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. Don't those monsters understand that now isnota good time for an attack? The Hungry Bunny Horde:Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort. But just when they arrive, Princess Magnolia's monster alarm rings. Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants transform into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies nibbling on grass, wiggling their fluffy tails. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?From the Compact Disc edition.

Tell Me What You Love? A Children's Picture Book.

Tell Me What You Love? A Children's Picture Book.

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2016

Author Shannon Hale presents "e;Tell Me What You Love?"e; This sequel to her stunningly beautiful "e;Tell Me What You See?"e; is perfect Valentine's Day or any day reading. A gorgeous picture book for anyone who has ever delighted in the subtle softness of "e;Goodnight Moon"e; or the quiet beauty of "e;Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"e; Sure to tug on the heart strings of children and adults alike, this book is absolutely beautiful to behold.

Dinosaurs: Triassic to Jurassic

Dinosaurs: Triassic to Jurassic

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2016

Just thinking about dinosaurs is enough to make your imagination run wild. Join us for a journey of 100 million years--a journey from the Triassic to the Jurassic--where you'll encounter dinosaurs from all around the world. Complete with fun facts and designed with young children in mind, this book is filled with bright, colorful illustrations and clearly written text. The Wonderful World Discoveries Series teaches children about our natural world. Books in the series are designed to meet specific early learning and school curriculum objectives.

Whales

Whales

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2016

Complete with fun facts and designed with young children in mind, this book is filled with bright, colorful photography and clearly written text. Young readers will learn what types of whales there are, what whales eat, how whales breathe, how whales jump out of the water, and much more. Written by a teacher, this beginning reader is approximately 750 words in length. Whales are amazing animals. Let your child discover them today! The Wonderful World Discoveries Series teaches children about our natural world. Books in the series are designed to meet specific early learning and school curriculum objectives.

Father Christmas, Tell Me What You See? A Children's Picture Book.

Father Christmas, Tell Me What You See? A Children's Picture Book.

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2015

Author Shannon Hale presents "e;Father Christmas, Tell Me What You See?"e; A beautiful picture book celebrating Christmas and meant for anyone who has ever delighted in the subtle softness of "e;Goodnight Moon"e; or the quiet beauty of "e;Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"e; Sure to tug on the heart strings of children and adults alike.

My Baby Animal Book

My Baby Animal Book

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2015

Bright, colorful photographs of all different kinds of baby animals capture the attention of the very youngest children to create an experience they'll want to repeat again and again. Each animal has its name written so that children can learn what the animal is called, build their animal vocabulary, and start to develop word and picture association. Developed by My World Books to meet early learning needs and build skills for preschool and kindergarten.

Tell Me What You See?

Tell Me What You See?

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2015

Author Shannon Hale presents "e;Tell Me What You See?"e; A beautiful picture book for anyone who has ever delighted in the quiet beauty of "e;Goodnight Moon"e; or "e;Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"e; Sure to tug on the heart strings of children and adults alike.

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone New Edition

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone New Edition

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Miri is so happy to be helping her best friend prepare to become a Princess! But not everyone wants to have a king and queen ruling them, and Miri can see both sides of this argument ... In this next Princess Academy story Miri's fairytale world is in turmoil! Can she help make peace and find her own place in it? Skilled storyteller Shannon Hale continues Miri's compelling story in this beautiful and inspiring sequel.

Princess Academy New Edition

Princess Academy New Edition

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Miri is amazed to find that the royal court is coming to her mountainside village in search of a match for the Prince! If Miri is chosen, it will mean the end of life as she knows it, and the start of a new, royal world. It's every girl's dream to be a princess ... isn't it? Join Miri for the first ever Princess Academy story in a whirlwind of gowns, crowns and adventure as she figures out her own happily ever after ... Packaged with a fresh cover, this timelessly charming, award-winning story from bestselling author Shannon Hale is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Miri thought her time at the palace was over until she gets some last-minute homework from the King - she must travel to the farthest reaches of the Kingdom and set up her own Princess Academy. There she must prepare three distant royal relatives for marriage to a prince. But who are these forgotten sisters? Don't miss the Princess Academy story as Miri embarks on a new quest! Fans of Shannon Hale, and the ever-popular Ever After High, won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to the bestselling, award-winning series.

Ever After High: A Wonderlandiful World Book 3

Ever After High: A Wonderlandiful World Book 3

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with your favorite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-to-be Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone wolf Cerise Hood? Princes, princesses, and wicked queens-oh my! Your happily forever after starts now in this totally legendary third book by bestselling author Shannon Hale!

Ever After High: Once Upon A Time A Short Story Collection

Ever After High: Once Upon A Time A Short Story Collection

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2014

Read these exclusive introductions to all your favourite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents. This volume collects together for the first time 12 short tales, including five BRAND-NEW stories. For the first time, find out what Dexter and Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts and Kitty Cheshire were doing just before school started. This collection also includes the stories of Apple White, Raven Queen, Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Ashlynn Ella and Hunter Hunstman, and the fairy tale The Tale of Two Sisters, which were previously only available online. Don't miss this Once Upon a Time special edition of enchanting stories by bestselling and Newbery honor-winning author Shannon Hale.

Ever After High: A Wonderlandiful World

Ever After High: A Wonderlandiful World

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

At Ever After High, everyone is expected to sign the Storybook of Legends, pledging to follow in their fairytale parent's footsteps. But when Raven Queen came along, things became fairy, fairy confusing. Now no one's destiny is certain, not even for the most royal of them all, Apple White.When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with a strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. The students transform into animals and objects, palace mice talk, and the beautiful green grounds on campus fade to black-and-white. Lizzie Hearts, Wonderland's future queen, Cedar Wood, daughter of Pinocchio, and Madeline Hatter, heir to the Mad Hatter's Hat and Tea Shoppe, seem to be the only ones who haven't completely lost their heads. It's up to them to save their best friends forever after from a curse that threatens to give their school-and their lives-a very unhappy ending.Don't miss Book #1, Ever After High: Storybook of Legends and Book #2, Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All!

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

The fourth in the fantasy series about children and their spirit animals fighting to save their kingdom Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed for ever. Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers ... and on you. Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game - discover your spirit animal and join the adventure.

Spirit Animals, Book 4

Spirit Animals, Book 4

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have crisscrossed Erdas in their quest to stop the ruthless Conquerors. Only the four of them, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat an evil takeover. (Runtime 5 hours, 29 min)

Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All Book 2

Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All Book 2

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2014

It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story - and putting everyone else's in jeopardy. The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories. But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Who's the Unfairest of Them All? Don't miss the first book, Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends!

Dangerous

Dangerous

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Maisie `Danger' Brown needs excitement. When she wins a harmless-sounding competition to go to astronaut boot camp, that's exactly what she gets . . . But she never imagined it would feature stumbling into a terrifying plot that kills her friends and might just kill her too. Now there's no going back. Maisie has to live by her middle name if she wants to survive - and she'll need to be equally courageous to untangle the romance in her life too. A clever, suspenseful thriller-adventure by New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Shannon Hale.

Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends Book 1

Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends Book 1

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All

Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy. The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories. But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Who'e the Unfairest of Them All?Don't miss Book #1, Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends!

Ever After High: The Tale of Two Sisters

Ever After High: The Tale of Two Sisters

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

In Shannon Hale's Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends the two heroines Raven Queen and Apple White discover a lost fairytale.For the first time, read the full version of that fairytale as an exclusive short story from the author!(Please note, this story is 1,200 words long.)

Rapunzel's Revenge

Rapunzel's Revenge

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Calamity Jack

Calamity Jack

Author: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends

Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Hunter Huntsman's Story

Hunter Huntsman's Story

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Guys Read: Bouncing the Grinning Goat

Guys Read: Bouncing the Grinning Goat

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

Spark has stolen her brothers armor and his sword, and now shes looking for a job.But this job is going to bring much more than she bargained for, and even her wits might not be enough to save her.A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Ashlynn Ella's Story

Ashlynn Ella's Story

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Madeline Hatter's Story

Madeline Hatter's Story

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Ever After High Shorts: Briar Beauty's Story

Ever After High Shorts: Briar Beauty's Story

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2013

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Austenland A Novel

Austenland A Novel

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.

Midnight in Austenland A Novel

Midnight in Austenland A Novel

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Charlotte Kinder is in need of true escape when she heads from Ohio to Pembrook Park, a Jane Austen-themed retreat in the British countryside. But as it turns out, this vacation is no time to relax. Hearts are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues - real and pretend, sinister and romantic - increasingly tough to sort out.

Forest Born

Forest Born

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2013

Rin is sure that something is wrong with her ... something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she's lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies-magical girls Rin thinks of as the fire sisters-as they venture into the Forest toward Kel, the land where someone seems to want them all dead. Many beloved Bayern characters reappear in this story, but it is Rin's own journey of discovering how to balance the good and the bad in herself that drives this compelling adventure.

Palace of Stone

Palace of Stone

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Princess Academy

Princess Academy

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

Goose Girl

Goose Girl

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess. Bold in concept, stunning in execution, The Goose Girl is one of the most spectacular debut novels of recent years. Now more than four dozen actors bring it to thrilling new life in this unabridged audio edition-a recording that will delight those who already love the book, and enthrall those who have not yet discovered it.

Enna Burning

Enna Burning

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

It's been two years since Enna was swept up in a heart-pounding court adventure. Now, having returned to her old life in the forests of Bayern, she is growing restless. When a strange force takes possession of her brother, Liefer, she returns to the capital to seek the help of her friend Isi, Bayern's princess. But Bayern is tottering on the verge of war with neighboring Tira. When endowed with the terrifying gift that destroyed Liefer, Enna takes herself to war-only to embark on an epic journey of discovery and betrayal that will force her to come of age. Shannon Hale's fiery companion to her acclaimed retelling of The Goose Girl is dark, intricate, deeply passionate, and ultimately triumphant. Listeners, whether returning to Bayern or making their first visit, will find themselves enthralled.

River Secrets

River Secrets

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans, and new hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Of course, an ambassador needs a military guard. Razo-short, impish, and not at all skilled at combat-longs to be among those selected to go but thinks he has no chance. So he is astounded when Captain Talone taps him to join the group. He is even more astounded when he discovers the secret reason for Talone's decision. All too soon Razo is up to his eyeballs in a simmering mix of danger and intrigue-not to mention an unexpected romance. But as the gruesome deaths mount, everyone is a suspect, even the girl who has stolen Razo's heart.

Book of a Thousand Days

Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

When Lady Saren defies her father's command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first Dashti is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren's true love, Khan Tegus-though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But Saren is ill of mind, the outside world is changing, and their circumstances soon grow desperate. And even if they do escape, they must still face the eerie malice of Lord Khasar. To survive, Dashti and Saren forge a bond of devotion and deception that will test them to their limits. Once again Shannon Hale, author of the Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy, weaves an enchanting and original fantasy that will catch and hold listeners breathless in its spell.

River Secrets

River Secrets

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2009

War between Bayern and Tira is finally over. To cement the peace with their old sworn enemies, a group from each kingdom will cross to the other for a 'season of friendship'. At first all is well, but mysterious events in the Tiran capital arouse suspicions and anger bubbles just beneath the surface. Enna's friend Razo must find out who is masterminding these events before it's too late and they find themselves trapped in the heart of Tira as war breaks out.

The Book of a Thousand Days

The Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2009

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.

The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

Author: Shannon Hale Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2009

'Hale's writing is beautiful, with a vivid eye for detail' Daily Telegraph Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm. Shannon Hale has drawn on her incredible gift for storytelling to create a powerful and magical grown-up fairytale.

Austenland

Austenland

Author: Shannon Hale Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2007

Jane is a young New York woman who never seems to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

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