Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Quick Pick - THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A few weeks ago I was asked to share some thoughts about one of my favorite middle grade books on the Dream Gardens podcast. I chose THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer A. Nielsen. 

I've read this book three or four times and each time, I enjoy it. As a writer, I continue to admire the strong voice of the main character, Sage, as well as the many surprises and quick pace of the story. I posted my review of this novel for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday when it originally came out in 2012 and I also featured it as one of my top picks for the year. 

If you haven't read it, I urge you to give it a try! 

You may also be interested in my interview with Jody Mott of the Dream Gardens podcast. It's an interesting coincidence that his last name is also the name of one of the characters in the story! 

The Dream Gardens podcast is good place to find noteworthy middle grade books recommended by teachers, writers, librarians and others who love children's books. 


  1. I LOVE this book too. Love Sage's character and voice. Awesome that you chose this book for your interview.

  2. Yes! I read this book when it first came out too. And loved it for all the same reasons. I also read and loved the second volume, The Runaway King. But for some reason I never read the third...

    Congrats on your interview on the podcast. I'll check it out.

  3. Love this one! It kept me guessing all the way along. Loved the other two in the series as well.


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