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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Mystic Princesses and the Magic Show -- A perfect chapter book for Earth Day

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Can you believe Friday is Earth Day? I feel like spring is just beginning and it is already the end of April. How do you get your children to focus on taking care of the Earth for Earth Day? We have the perfect chapter book for the day and it is also perfect for next week which is National Princess Week. Anyone who has been following Crafty Moms Share knows I tend to look for books about princesses who are less frilly and typical fairy tale princesses but ones that show courage, strength and independence. Well the Mystic Princesses are just that type of princess. Of course what makes them the Mystic Princesses is that they each have a parent who is a god or goddess or Mother Nature. Each princess also has a special magical talent as well. 

These princesses however have joined together to protect Harmonie. She is the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares. Aphrodite sent Harmonie away with her brother Eros when she was a baby for protection from Ares. Harmonie brings peace and calm to everyone around her which goes against Ares desire for war. Now his other children are after her and Eros so they separated and the Mystic Princesses have sworn to protect Harmonie. In the first book, The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, PJ LaRue introduces the princesses and the story. We had the pleasure of reviewing the first book in the series for Multicultural Children's Book Day. Now we are bringing you the second book in the series,   The Mystic Princesses and the Magic Show by PJ LaRue.


http://mysticprincesses.com/books/
 The second book starts where the first left off. The girls leave Hawaii and arrive at Catie's home in New Orleans. There they meet Ares's sister, Athena. The girls are not sure if they can trust her even though Catie's parents seem to, but Athena is there to help teach the girls self defense and fighting strategies. The princesses also hear about an oil spill near Alaska and are concerned for the animals and want to find a way to help. They decide to use their talents in a magic show to raise money for the clean up of the oil. With all of the excitement and action of the first book, the second book introduces us to New Orleans and continues the story of princesses who are not only willing to risk their own lives to protect a friend who can help bring world peace but also take action to help save animals. These are the role models I want for my daughter. Plus not only do they explore New Orleans they also get to explore Alaska. The book introduces and teaches the reader about both places as well including the Northern Lights. The girls even use their special talents to help the animals find safety while they are in Alaska.

The even better part is watching Hazel get so excited over a book. She LOVES the Mystic Princesses and tells me any time I pull the book out to read to her. Yes, she jumps up and down when she sees the book. She even named her new mermaid purse Coral after the princess who is a merson (mermaid and person). The mermaid purse is from Gymboree as part of the Tide Pool line. 

Mermaid Plush Purse - $16.07
from: Gymboree, Crazy 8 & Janie and Jack


So if you are looking for a fun chapter book series to give your child a magical role model check out this amazing series. We are really enjoying it and think you will as well. Be sure to check out this fun new line at Gymboree as well and of course Hazel's new favorite line -- Fruit Punch (fruit and flamingos in one line).
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