The Courageous Princess

Series by Rod Espinosa. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics. 2015

A plucky, generous, good-hearted princess is kidnapped by an evil dragon. Using her keen mind she escapes (along with very powerful magical 'treasures). Along the way she meets Spiky - a cuddly talking porcupine and together they face all sorts of dangers while helping new friends.

This is a beautifully illustrated and strongly told story with faceted characters and a plot that weaves many famous fables and tales. With references to many well known fables and stories this can be paired with many other complex, authentic texts.

Grades 3+

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