The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool

The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool - P.J. LaRue The Mystic Princesses... Is a charming tale about 5 Girls who come together to help each other and protect mankind. Harmonie is the daughter of Ares, but she is a gentle soul who encourages those around her to peace. Her older brother has hidden her away from their father for her protection. He sends her to Hawaii to protection of the court of Neptune. Neptune's daughter Coral is just about Harmonie's age and she along with 3 of her friends, Catie, Breanna, and Janna, have the powers of the elements and they have been tasked with protecting Harmonie and the rest of the world from Ares penchant for violence and chaos. Together the girls study with Coral to learn how to use their individual powers, and they become great friends.

This book is interesting mix/twist on mythology. The princesses are sweet and capable young girls who aren't afraid to work hard or learn from the inevitable mistakes in life. There are no damsels in need of rescuing here, despite the premise of the story. The girls' teachers are quite fun and should be educational for young readers. Themes of honesty, team work and friendship permeate every page of this book. It should be a fun series to read for chapter readers grades 1 -5.

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