In this third (and final) installment of the Princesses of Westfalin trilogy, the youngest Princess Petunia goes to visit a neighboring duchess, and on the way, her carriage is stopped and robbed--by Wolves! Well, they were really men who dressed as wolves, but they even called themselves Wolves. The leader decided that he must take the Princess home with him when she snuck up on him and heard his real name!
The unlikely friendship between Petunia and this young, penniless earl-turned-bandit name Oliver is a crucial part of the story as he may hold the secret to escaping the King Under Stone forever! Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (Lexile: 860; Interest Level: Grades 4-8) tells a remarkable story of sisterly devotion, young love, magic and bravery, and is certainly a wonderful conclusion to the trilogy (although I wouldn't have minded one or two more). As with the other two stories, this one also includes knitting patterns. (352 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.