Raising the Griffin by Melissa Wyatt

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What’s it really like to be a prince? To his horror, British schoolboy Alex Varenhoff finds out when the monarchy is restored in the tiny country of Rovenia.

“To see, to do, to prevail.” The motto of Rovenia stands for bravery and honor. But none of this matters to Alex Varenhoff. Though he was always aware of his tie to the ancient monarchy, Rovenia tossed out the Varenhoff dynasty long ago, when the Communists took over. But Rovenia now finds itself in need of the leadership of a king.

Alex must leave home in England and assume his role in Rovenia as . . . prince? He’s thrust into a life he was never raised for. Alex hates pomp and circumstance, and the hordes of screaming girls that wait everywhere. And this new life is dangerous, for there are Rovenians who oppose the monarchy. Becoming a true prince presents Alex with a heartbreaking challenge far beyond anything he ever expected, one of the greatest challenges that any Varenhoff has ever had to face.

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About Melissa Wyatt

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Melissa Wyatt lives with her husband and two sons in York, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. She's pretty sure she isn't royalty because her sister used to test her by putting peas under her mattress and she never felt a thing. The author lives in Pennsylvania.From the Paperback edition.
Published December 18, 2007 by Laurel Leaf. 290 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wyatt doesn’t use the history she’s created as fully as she could, but Alexei’s relationships with strict advisor Count deBatz, grounded American friend Sophy, and glamorous temptress Princess Isabelle all inform Alexei as he barely survives an assassination attempt and figures out what it means ...

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