The Perfectly Proper Prince — “Princess Power” Series

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The Perfectly Proper Prince by Suzanne Williams has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the “Girls Power” series.

Plot Summary

Sewing, decorating and other princess duties bore Lysandra. She’d rather learn to fight with swords like her cousin, Owen. Lysandra cooks up a scheme to find friends to go on adventures with her: She invites other princesses to try out for a talent show at her palace. When she picks out the three girls she hopes will be her new friends (Fatima, Elena and Tansy), she tells the other princesses she has the plague and the talent show has been cancelled. With the boring girls out of the way, Lysandra, Fatima, Elena and Tansy explore their world and find a prince-turned-frog who has long loved Lysandra’s decorous older sister, Gabriella. A royal wedding follows. Fatima, Elena and Tansy return home, vowing to reconvene for other escapades in the future.

Christian Beliefs

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Other Belief Systems

Prince Jonathon studies magic under a wizard. Lysandra determines that with the magical abilities she and her new friends possess, their “princess power” will allow them to go anywhere and do anything.

Authority Roles

Lysandra’s mom and dad appear briefly. She asks them if she can host a talent show, and each parent says it’s fine if the other approves. Gabriella attempts to keep Lysandra in line by checking up on her, spouting etiquette tips and referring to her favorite book, Courtly Manners and Duties.

Profanity & Violence

None

Sexual Content

Prince Jerome kisses Gabriella after she agrees to marry him.

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