Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Little Princesses: The Golden Princess by Katie Chase (Children's, 7 years +)

(This is quite possibly my favourite princess costume in the series)
September 2011, Random House Children's Books
EBook & Paperback
Review copy

Themes: Incas, explanation of Easter Island figures, gleaming gold, pyramid, corrupt priest, religious festival, puzzle solving, some miderate peril, some laughs

Summary from Random House Children's Books
 When her little brother Luke finds a strange golden metal circle in their Great-aunt Rosamund's castle, Rosie takes a closer look and sees a little princess engraved on it. Before she knows it, she finds herself whisked away to the ancient Inca kingdom in South America, where she meets Princess Chayna.

The little princess suspects that Quizo, the high priest of the Inca people is up to no good. The stone giants have woken up and are threatening the people. Quizo has said that the giants have been sent by the Sun God, Inti, to punish the Inca people. But Princess Chayna suspects that it is Quizo who has been controlling the giants all along, so he can become rich by stealing the offerings the people are making to the Sun God.

Rosie and Chayna journey into the heart of the Inca temple of the sun to try and find out the truth!

Nayuleska's thoughts

This series keeps getting better. Rosie faced life threatening dangers as she helps Chayna save her people from ruin. I especially loved the illustratiions of the girls in their Incan outfits, they weren't at all concerned for the state of the clothes as they had far more important things like staying alive in this 10/10 read.

Suggested read

Try another book in the series Little Princesses: The Cloud Princess

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