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The Birthday Ball
By Jules Feiffer (illustrator) and Lois Lowry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date April 12, 2010
Pages 186
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780547238692
ISBN-10 054723869X
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Bored, bored, bored. It’s all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It’s less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors.

Boring.

But things around the kingdom get pretty interesting when Princess Patricia Priscilla disguises herself as a peasant and starts attending the village school. She may not be spending her days in the comfort of the castle, clothed in silk, but at least life in the village is fun. It doesn’t hurt that the new schoolmaster is young and handsome.

In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780547238692 Book cover for 9781444905878
 
With Emma Thomson | from Hachette Books (June 1, 2013); titled "A Birthday Ball"
9781444905878 | details & prices | 24 pages | 7.50 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.40 lbs | List price $8.99
About: Pearl is an ordinary girl - but she has a very extraordinary secret.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Lois Lowry | 1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (April 12, 2010)
9780547238692 | details & prices | 186 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.68 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Bored, bored, bored.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547577104
 
With Lois Lowry | Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 13, 2011)
9780547577104 | details & prices | 185 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A wry, dry, laugh-out-loud princess tale by the hilarious Lois Lowry, with illustrations by Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer.
Miscellaneous
With Lois Lowry | from Houghton Mifflin (April 12, 2010)
9780547488240 | details & prices | List price $16.00
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606234047
 
With Lois Lowry | Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (September 13, 2011)
9780606234047 | details & prices | 186 pages | 6.50 × 4.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.52 lbs | List price $17.20
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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