Shannon Hale
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Shannon Hale

New York Times best selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published The Goose Girl, the first in her award-winning Books of Bayern series. She has published 20+ books for young readers including the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy and its two sequels, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, the first four Ever After High books, and graphic novel memoir Real Friends. Her novels for the adult crowd include Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects, such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel's Revenge; early chapter book series The Princess in Black; a novel about the unbeatable Marvel superhero, Squirrel Girl; and the first ever meeting between Ever After High and Monster High: The Legend of Shadow High. They spend non-writing hours corralling their four young children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Best Sellers

    • The Princess in Black, Books 1-3

    • The Princess in Black; The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party; The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde
    • By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Stopping monsters is no job for prim and perfect Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret: She's also the Princess in Black....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but Lousy Narration

    • By BookBagLady on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Goose Girl

    • Book One of the Books of Bayern
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fairy tale for the older kids in all of us

    • By McFitz on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Austenland

    • A Novel
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 875
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 883

    Jane Hayes is seemingly normal, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book my tickets....Im going to Austenland

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 04-15-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Princess Academy

    • Princess Academy, Book 1
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Laura Credidio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Father And Daughter Agree!

    • By Alfonzo on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Princess in Black, Books 4-6

    • By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Enjoy books 4 to 6 in Shannon Hale and Dean Hale's best-selling series. This collection contains The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation, The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate, and The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare....

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Fire and Ice

    • Spirit Animals, Book 4
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    The adventure continues in this fourth book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review by 9 y/o daughter

    • By Ellie on 11-20-16

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Enna Burning

    • Books of Bayern, Book 2
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    It’s been two years since Enna was swept up in a heart-pounding court adventure. Now, having returned to her old life in the forests of Bayern, she is growing restless....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Same Enna

    • By MC on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • River Secrets

    • Books of Bayern, Book 3
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Mark Allen Holt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans and new hostilities could erupt at any moment....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great detective story

    • By Charity on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Forgotten Sisters

    • Princess Academy
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Mandi Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great ending to the series!

    • By Celina Reese on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious

    • By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
    • Narrated by: Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Doreen Green, age 14, is a little too busy wiping out crime in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood to focus on her overdue homework. That's because she also happens to be Squirrel Girl....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kick butts and eat nuts

    • By Jon R. on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $35.00

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