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What is it like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world?

Hermione knows . . . her mother is Helen of Troy, the famed beauty of Greek myth. Helen is not only beautiful but also impulsive, and when she falls in love with charming Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, abandoning her distraught daughter. Determined to reclaim their enchanting queen, the Greek army sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in one of the thousand ships in the fleet and witnesses the start of the legendary Trojan War.

In the rough Greek encampment outside the walls of Troy, Hermiones life is far from that of a pampered princess. Meanwhile, her mother basks in luxury in the royal palace inside the city. Hermione desperately wishes for the gods and goddesses to intervene and end the brutal war—and to bring her love. Will she end up with the handsome archer Orestes, or the formidable Pyrrhus, leader of a tribe of fierce warriors? And will she ever forgive her mother for bringing such chaos to her life and the lives of so many others?

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From the acclaimed author of the Young Royals series comes a powerful story inspired by Greek mythology, told from the point of view of Hermione, whose mother is Helen of Troy. How does a plain girl live up to being the daughter of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships?

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She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.

In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for.

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About the Author

Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of 31 novels and over 150 short stories, including the story "Thunderbolt" in Random House's Young Warriors anthology, which lead to the creation of Nobody's Princess. She is also the editor of seven popular anthologies. Educated at Vassar College and Yale University, where she taught for a number of years, Friesner is also a poet and a playwright. She is married, is the mother of two, harbors cats, and lives in Connecticut.

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PrincessJaylia, September 28, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
At first, I had mixed feelings about this retelling of Helen of Troy. Overall, the good outweighed the bad, but I'll start with the bad: the modern voice. It didn't flow well for me, but then I'm 23. I had a 14 year old read it, and she loved it. She said the modern voice really helped to keep her interest, since "classics" can be hard to understand. So, since this a young adult book, I think my issue doesn't really apply.

Now, for the good. The history woven into the story is wonderful. Ancient Greece really comes alive. The women are very strong characters, which is great for a young adult book. Helen is also active, and it inspired the 14 year old I know to look into self-defense classes. So, I'm giving this a 5 because it is a young adult. As an adult book, I would've given it a 4.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375875298
Author:
Friesner, Esther
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Author:
Friesner, Esther M.
Author:
Meyer, Carolyn
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
Family - Parents
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princesses of Myth
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-16

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Product details 352 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375875298 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of the Young Royals series comes a powerful story inspired by Greek mythology, told from the point of view of Hermione, whose mother is Helen of Troy. How does a plain girl live up to being the daughter of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships?
"Synopsis" by , She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.

In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for.

From the Hardcover edition.

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