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Princess Lessons (Princess Diaries Books) [Box set] [Hardcover]

Meg Cabot , Chesley McLaren
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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (7 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060526777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060526771
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meg Cabot is the author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries series and two hugely popular movies based on The Princess Diaries have been made.

Meg is also the author of many other bestselling novels, including Airhead, All American Girl, How To Be Popular, Jinx, Teen Idol and The Mediator series.

She and her husband divide their time between Florida and Indiana.

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I, Paolo, am the one who turned the Principessa Amelia from Ugly Duckling into Swan. Read the first page
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3.0 out of 5 stars Condition was not very good 22 Aug 2012
By imy
This book is good and I thoroughly enjoyed it, finishing it the day I got it. But the only problem I did have was that one of the pages had a rip on it and some of the pages contained pink makeup like stains. But apart from that the pages were in okay/good condition but I was still disapointed. If you are going to buy this book then buy a brand new copy. I normally buy books new and not second hand but I thought I would only be reading this once therefore purchased a used copy. After reading it I think I may return to it a couple of times. The delivery was pretty fast which was an upside. Good book overall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect 16 Aug 2009
Fast delivery, got here before the estimated time. I bought a collectible book, arrived in perfect condition exactly as I'd expect. Would buy from seller again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pure Fun 27 May 2003
By Nancy E. - Published on Amazon.com
By now, most people who read YA novels knows that Mia Thermopolis is the star of the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. Throughout the first four books of the series we have seen Mia's triumphs and pitfalls as she's dragged kicking and screaming into the life of a Genovian Princess. In Princess Lessons the bubbly anxious teen takes a break from telling us about her life in learning how to be a princess and tells us what all princesses, and teenage girls in general should know. After a quick introduction from Mia we hear about Beauty from the amazing Paolo ("I spit on kohl!" and fashion from Grandmere. Throughout the rest of the book we heard about manners, education and character from the various characters in the book and finally, about dating from Tina Hakin Baba. This last part includes a very funny interview from Michael Moscovitz.
This book is pure fun. It manages to provide a sort of self help book for teenage girls while throwing in much humor from the characters from the series. Mia is always there, writing in pink and commenting about the things she agrees and disagrees about. Some of my favorite parts has to be Paolo's humorous part on makeup and Sebastinano commenting on fashion, with his poor accented English. Another favorite part of mine has to be Michael's brief but amusing interview.
This book is not necessary for fans of the Princess Diary to read. It must have taken place after the fourth book but it doesn't really continue the story at all. If you're a fan of the series you don't have to read it. Personally I think that it's just pure fun. You'll read it in one sitting. Still it is not a real Princess Diary book, and I'd prefer another edition to the series than a self help book any day. Reading page after page of "how to"s gets annoying after a while but it's still a great thing for fans of the Princess Diaries to read while they're waiting for The Princess Diaries Volume Four and a Half: Project Princess to come out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and enjoyable (but optional) addition to the series 24 April 2003
By Sarah Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Princess Lessons is to the Princess Diaries books as the Harry Potter Schoolbooks are to the Harry Potter series: a quick read that is both entertaining and enjoyable, but not plot-advancing or groundbreaking. And that's okay.
This book is clearly aimed at the young teen and pre-teen audience that has formed around the Princess Diaries series. In addition to the fun humor that we've come to expect from Meg Cabot, there are some not-so-subtle bits of guidance that older readers will spot immediately. It seems very well directed for the younger readers, though, and is good advice. For instance, the overriding theme of the book is that it never hurts to behave like a princess even if you aren't one, and it's most important to be yourself.
The book includes practical advice on health, beauty, and clothes, though it should, of course, be taken with a grain of salt, coming as it does from the characters Paolo, Grandmere, and Sebastiano.
The light feel is complemented by the illustrations, which are charmingly stylistic and make good use of the two-color layouts. Many books of this type and length leave readers annoyed at the lack of substance, but Princess Lessons uses its format well and will be much enjoyed as a quick, fun read by the young fans of the series.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but Unsubstantial : A Quick One- Afternoon Read 11 May 2003
By "liaden" - Published on Amazon.com
Okay, Meg Cabot has definitely won herself a nice cozy place atop the literary-must-be-read authors, but Princess Lessons is less of the novel I had expected (in fact, its not a novel at all) and more an feel-good/look-good book for teens.
So some of the stuff is cute and fun to read with commentary from our favorite Princess Diary characters and with some definite hints about Prince Rene's involvement in further novels (hello, he's like her cousin! excuse me, but please don't set Mia up with him!)
So, three stars because it did have some fun stuff in it, but had nothing substantial for a reader to feast upon.
Happy Reading!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Passport to Becoming a Princess 3 Dec 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Princess Lessons, written by Meg Cabot, is a book about proper etiquette for a princess. The main character of the book, Mia Thermopolis, is getting some good advice on how to become a princess from her grandmother. This book was very interesting; I really liked it! It teaches you a lot about proper etiquette. It almost makes you feel like you are going to an etiquette school. Health, beauty, taking care of yourself, and just the right clothes and jewelry really do make a princess. This book keeps your attention the whole entire time you read it. My favorite part of this book is when Paolo (one of the stylists for Mia's hair and make-up) turns her into a real princess almost right "off the street." It was a lot of work! As far as recommending this book, I would say this is a great book to read! I think all teen and pre-teen girls should read this book. Once you are finished with this book, you will want to start brushing up your etiquette to become a princess!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I want to be a Princess!!! 25 Jan 2005
By Melissa - Published on Amazon.com
I really enjoyed reading this book. At first I had no idea what it was about.I have seen the Princess Diary movies so I sort of had and idea of what it was gonna be about.It what somewhat like the movie but different too. This book is a guide to being a princess. In the movie Amelia is an average teenage girl and all of a sudden her life changes because she has less then 3 months to become a princes. Somethings changed for her. Like the way she dresses and even the way she ete at a table and this book tells you about how to's of a princess.

I got a lot of boy advice from this book because it is true. It also includes many beauty care advice, fashion tip and just things to make a teenager a better person and rules they could live their days by. I would reccomend this to teenage girls who just like to have fun and need a tip here and there and to people who liked reading or seeing the Princess Diary movies.
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