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Princess at Midnight

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Holly Crescent leads a sheltered life as a home-schooled girl by day. By night she's Princess of Castle Waxing, where she wages a dangerous turf war with the Horrible Horde.
First published in the Best New Manga Anthology, Princess At Midnight is reformatted here with ten new pages.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Image Comics (first published February 27th 2008)
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Holly and Henry are twins, homeschooled by their father, who gives them little personal choice in the course of their studies. They aren’t allowed contact with other children, and their relationship with one another is rather antagonistic – Henry is always doing mean things to Holly. At night, however, everything is different. Holly is secretly the Princess of Waxing Castle, and she has servants who do whatever she wants them to. Unfortunately, her favorite picnic place is attacked by the Horde,
Apr 27, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
Not quite what I was expecting/hoping for, but cute.
Layla F
Jun 28, 2015 Layla F rated it really liked it
Haha I like it
Aug 30, 2008 Betsy rated it liked it
I'm always on the lookout for good kid-friendly graphic novels to stock my library's shelves with. And I am particularly interested in publishers that don't get as much library face time as they might since the presence of comics on library shelves is still a relatively new idea. Image Comics is based out of Berkeley, California and I have to admit that I'm not particularly familiar with their work. Really, my first contact with them came when I somehow ended up with a copy of their graphic ...more
Aug 05, 2016 blake rated it really liked it
I picked this up because I found it the most engaging story in the The Mammoth Book Of Best New Manga.

It's still delightful, but the vast majority of the book is in the aforementioned volume. You don't get much more here, which is a shame. The ending feels a bit rushed.

That said, my youngest loved it and is reading more by the author.
Apr 18, 2008 Missy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
A nice graphic novel for all ages, deals with gender differences, war and the desire for MORE MORE MORE! Clever drawings and writings. I look forward to pass it on to my 8 yr old niece. She may not know all of the words (some are a little academic but short), but 97% of the book is easily understandable.
Jasmin Chua
Aug 16, 2014 Jasmin Chua rated it liked it
Holly Crescent lives a cloistered existence in a narrow townhouse somewhere in England. By day, she's homeschooled by an overprotective father alongside her twin brother, Henry. By night, she's transformed into the princess of Castle Waxing, where she wages war against her kingdom's sworn enemy, the Horrible Horde.
May 17, 2009 Danielle rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
A comic book that would appeal to young girls. Home schooled girl has fantasy of high adventure during the midnight hour. Not the best character development, but young readers still might find some fun it.
Jul 31, 2012 Kellee rated it liked it
When Holly goes to bed, she becomes the Princess of Waxing Castle.

I actually wish the book had been a bit longer so that the story both during the day and night had been fleshed out more.
Jun 21, 2008 Gigi rated it it was ok
Not a very interesting story. The illustrations are cute and comical, but not that impressive as far as comics go.
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Oct 11, 2011 Jim rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
sweet little graphic novel about a girl and her dreams. perfect for elementary school libraries.
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Elizabeth Lund
Little parable about war; homeschooling as a framing story
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Andrew "Andi" Watson (born 1969) is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Love Fights, published by Oni Press and Slave Labor Graphics.

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