The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

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He is a prince and heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the forbidden animal magic.

She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from all except her hound.

In this lush and beautifully written fairy-tale romance, a prince, a princess, and two kingdoms are joined in the aftermath of a war. Proud, stubborn, and bound to marry for duty, George and Beatrice will steal your heart—but will they fall in love?

 

About Mette Ivie Harrison

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Mette Ivie Harrison has a PhD from Princeton Uni­versity and is the author of several novels for teens. She lives with her family in Utah. Visit her online at www.metteivieharrison.com.
 
Published January 23, 2009 by HarperTeen. 432 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Harrison’s two earlier titles, The Princess and the Hound (2007) and The Princess and the Bear (2009), were beautifully restrained tales of the magical ties between humans and animals, the fear of magic and the power of the forest.

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When George is betrothed to a neighboring princess who is always accompanied by her dog, it takes him a long time to tease out the relationship between the princess and her hound, despite his gift.

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Although this follows directly from The Princess and the Hound (2007), both stories are complete in themselves and can be read independently.

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New Jersey native Mette Ivie Harrison set out to retell the classic story of Beauty and the Beast in The Princess and the Hound (2008), but with one major twist, the Beast role is the woman.

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Deseret News

"THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD," by Mette Ivie Harrison, Harper Teen, $17.99 (young adult) Author of "Mira, Mirror" and "The Monster in Me," Harrison is likely best known for her princess books — "The Princess and the Hound," "The Princess and ...

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Prince George possesses the gift of animal magic, which in the Kingdom of Kendel is extremely misunderstood and feared.

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