Friday, March 30, 2012

The Lost Prince

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Marco's father has trained him well to be a patriot for the (fictional) country of Samavia. At last, Marco and his friend, the Rat, carry the sign of Samavia's liberation throughout Europe and the identity of the lost prince is revealed.

I read this book to my children, ages 9-10 and 13. They loved the story and thought Marco's character was grand and noble, which my daughter contrasted with characters in most modern children's books. I found the plot moved rather slowly, even for an older book (1915), but liked the story well enough.

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