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Shannon Hale
New York Times best selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published The Goose Girl, the first in her award-winning Books of Bayern series. She has... show more



New York Times best selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published The Goose Girl, the first in her award-winning Books of Bayern series. She has published seventeen books for young readers including the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy and its two sequels, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, superhero YA novel Dangerous, and the first four Ever After High books. Her novels for the adult crowd include Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell) and Midnight in Austenland. Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel's Revenge and early chapter book series The Princess in Black. They spend non-writing hours corralling their four young children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 3 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI absolutely love the Ever After High series. The books are always gorgeous with interesting plays on fractured fairy tales. So, of course, I was beyond thrilled to see a mashup of Every After High and Monster High. While I haven't read any of the Mons...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 months ago
Are your actions and feeling based on how you actually feel or are they based upon how you’re supposed to feel? It was all so confusing and to Shannon, it seemed that the rules keep changing. It’s their last year in elementary school and Shannon thought this year would be great yet it’s not star...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 6 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI thoroughly enjoyed this book. Such a fantastic read.When I first started the book, it took me a little while to get into the story. Once quarry-speak was introduced, I was instantly hooked, driven by the same curiosity that ensnared Miri. The whole i...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 2 years ago
Short and sweet!Briar is an interesting character. She has a bunch of mischievous brothers, and is excited to go to Ever After High.This little tale is an intro into her life leading up to her departure for school.I do wish there was more though.
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis one is kind of tricky for me to review. There were things I really liked and things I wasn't such a fan of.Overall, I think the book was good. I recently read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power and loved it because it was super d...
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