Diana, Princess Of The Amazons
Cut off from the rest of the world, Diana had an idyllic childhood on Themyscira. But now 11-years-old, she's beginning to feel more and more isolated. Though she has many "aunties" and a loving mother, she is an only child. THE only child, in fact.After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can't seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She's not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands — she may just make a monster instead.

Diana, Princess Of The Amazons Details

TitleDiana, Princess Of The Amazons
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ReleaseJan 7th, 2020
PublisherDC Zoom
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Comics, Superheroes

Diana, Princess Of The Amazons Review

  • Amy Imogene Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Happy Publication Day!This cute, middle grade graphic novel focused on Wonder Woman was full of heart. Artwork: Pacing: Story: Diana is the only child in a community of Amazon warrior women, and she's not exactly having the best time. To put it simply, she's bored. Life isn't exciting when you're the only kid in the world and all of the grown-ups are too busy to play. So, upon hearing the origin story from her mother that Diana was formed from clay and a wish, Diana decides to make her own clay Happy Publication Day!This cute, middle grade graphic novel focused on Wonder Woman was full of heart. Artwork: ★★★Pacing: ★★★★★Story: ★★★★Diana is the only child in a community of Amazon warrior women, and she's not exactly having the best time. To put it simply, she's bored. Life isn't exciting when you're the only kid in the world and all of the grown-ups are too busy to play. So, upon hearing the origin story from her mother that Diana was formed from clay and a wish, Diana decides to make her own clay "friend." She molds her friend together and wishes for "Mona" to be a real girl. Mona animates to life! All of the sudden, Diana has a friend for all of her adventures.But, as Diana soon learns, having a friend is harder than it looks...I found Diana: Princess of the Amazons to be a refreshing and cute middle grade graphic novel. The art was adorable and easy to grasp at a glance, and the story moved along at a fast pace. This would be the perfect novel to read aloud to a younger child—they'd love the pictures, and wouldn't get bored by too much text!Thank you to DC Entertainment for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Darla
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic addition to the Wonder Woman titles with great cover appeal for the middle grade set. Diana feels neglected and unappreciated by all the Amazons and crafts her own playmate from discarded clay and sand and names her Mona. Diana gets a big surprise when her playmate comes to life. Will having a friend help Diana to grow and reach her goals? Some great reminders about our relationships with family and friends along with some young super hero action. Will appeal to kids who have loved A fantastic addition to the Wonder Woman titles with great cover appeal for the middle grade set. Diana feels neglected and unappreciated by all the Amazons and crafts her own playmate from discarded clay and sand and names her Mona. Diana gets a big surprise when her playmate comes to life. Will having a friend help Diana to grow and reach her goals? Some great reminders about our relationships with family and friends along with some young super hero action. Will appeal to kids who have loved the Princess In Black series and graphic novels like "Real Friends."Thank you to DC Comics and NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    January 1, 1970
    Diana is too young to join in the activities of the other Amazons, and she has no companions her own age. She tries to fashion a friend for herself out of clay and sand, attempting to perform magic to breathe life into the figure, but her longing for a friend may plunge the entire island into chaos.I loved this graphic novel! The artwork is colorful and vibrant, showing the clear action and the emotional responses of the characters. It really brings the story to life and creates an energetic Diana is too young to join in the activities of the other Amazons, and she has no companions her own age. She tries to fashion a friend for herself out of clay and sand, attempting to perform magic to breathe life into the figure, but her longing for a friend may plunge the entire island into chaos.I loved this graphic novel! The artwork is colorful and vibrant, showing the clear action and the emotional responses of the characters. It really brings the story to life and creates an energetic mood.The plot is excellent, with many moving parts that propel the story forward. Each scene is interesting and full of excitement and mystery.I loved Diana's young character! You can really feel the struggle she is working through as she tries to figure out who she is and what her place is among the Amazons. She has such a strong personality, and her courage begins to blossom even while she is fighting for her own self-worth. Her emotional reactions as she interacts with other characters are powerful and pull the reader into her shoes.I really hope there will be more graphic novels about Young Diana!Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.
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  • Debbie Ohi
    January 1, 1970
    LOVED this. Diana, Princess Of The Amazons is not just a suspenseful and entertaining coming-of-age story about a young Wonder Woman, but it's also about friendship and finding one's place in the world. I especially enjoyed the friendship story thread, how Diana desperately yearns for a companion and does end up finding one....but her new friend begins making demands which initially seem fun but then make Diana increasingly uncomfortable. I wish I had read this book in my childhood; it might LOVED this. Diana, Princess Of The Amazons is not just a suspenseful and entertaining coming-of-age story about a young Wonder Woman, but it's also about friendship and finding one's place in the world. I especially enjoyed the friendship story thread, how Diana desperately yearns for a companion and does end up finding one....but her new friend begins making demands which initially seem fun but then make Diana increasingly uncomfortable. I wish I had read this book in my childhood; it might have helped me be better about recognizing destructive friendships.In addition to wonderful storytelling by Shannon and Dean Hale, I want to also praise Victoria Ying's her ability to convey emotions in Diana's facial expressions and body language...fantastic!Highly recommended.
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  • Shannon ✨
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute read!
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    From its cover to the final page, Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a pleasure to read and a joy to look at! Shannon and Dean Hale have taken the Wonder Woman mythology and, instead of trying to rewrite it (as seems to be the vogue), they have created a new story of a young Diana. It’s an excellent tale, too, full of danger, excitement, and a shocking plot twist. But it’s also instructive, teaching children that willful disobedience has consequences, and teaching adults about the importance of From its cover to the final page, Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a pleasure to read and a joy to look at! Shannon and Dean Hale have taken the Wonder Woman mythology and, instead of trying to rewrite it (as seems to be the vogue), they have created a new story of a young Diana. It’s an excellent tale, too, full of danger, excitement, and a shocking plot twist. But it’s also instructive, teaching children that willful disobedience has consequences, and teaching adults about the importance of listening to their children.Girls will be able to identify with Diana’s angst at being the only child on an island of mature women. Her loneliness may strike a chord, and they may see themselves when she ‘acts out’, and when she yields to peer pressure from the clay playmate she created. But they will admire her cleverness and cheer her on as she tries to rise above the mess she made and prove herself a true Amazon.A graphic novel is only as good as its artwork and in that area first-time graphic novelist Victoria Ying excels! At every turn she captures Diana’s mood, be it happy or angry, playful or daring. Ying brings out the girl’s strength and determination as the story progresses. Battle scenes are done well, too, and those with multiple characters. And when all Tartarus breaks loose, Ying’s Amazons look exactly like the brave warriors they are. But my favorite thing about the art is the occasional reference to future Diana. As seen on the cover, Ying has depicted her wearing the colors we’re used to seeing in the current comic run and on the big screen. Also on the cover, Diana is using a lasso as a leash for her pet cheetah, when many years later she will be wielding the Lasso of Truth while fighting her archenemy, Cheetah.There are only a couple of nits to pick. The Amazons were renowned in ancient times (and in DC mythology) for their skills at horseback riding, but here the Hales and Ying have chosen to depict them on kangaroo-back. Watching the warriors hop into battle just doesn’t have the same impact as if they had charged in on horses. And, though it may have been corrected in the final release, in the advanced copy Diana tells her friend to watch for a yellow scarf outside her window; on the next page the signal is made with a red scarf instead.This is a terrific graphic novel for Wonder Woman fans of any age. The Hales have written a consistently entertaining story, with a smart, impulsive, and passionate young protagonist, and Ying has drawn her and the whole of Themyscira beautifully!*Disclosure of Material Connection: I would like to thank Netgalley and DC Comics for providing me with an advance reader’s copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons in exchange for an honest review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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  • (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Kasey ♥
    January 1, 1970
    **Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.**This is a great graphic novel to introduce kids to comics and well-known characters. Young Diana is relatable and her story provides valuable lessons for children in regards to relationships with friends and parents.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great telling of young Diana full of adventure and beautiful artwork. The themes touch on much one would expect for a child all alone without other children and a mother just wanting to keep her precious gift safe for as long as possible. I have and will continue to recommend Hale's work to young and older readers alike.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jordan Henrichs
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a DC fan over Marvel, so I love the likes of Shannon Hale putting her spin on Diana, Princess of the Amazons. This is a charming little graphic novel, suited for the pre middle grade crowd.(Read a digital ARC through NetGalley. Illustrations and story felt pretty complete.)
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    This is so cute! I was a little disappointed that the baby cheetah (jaguar?) wasn’t a thing, but the plot was classic Shannon Hale.
  • SurLeFur ©
    January 1, 1970
    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference— Winston Churchill
  • Pam Page
    January 1, 1970
    A great addition to children's graphic novels. This tells the story of Wonderwoman, as a young Princess Diana. Full of adventure, kids are sure to love this vividly illustrated story.
  • Lily Williams
    January 1, 1970
    A fun and sweet story about the fierce and brave Wonder Woman. I loved the story and the fact that it took place at that age when she is feeling all those uncomfortable feelings about not being a kid or an adult... but with the added stress of being Wonder Woman. Beautifully illustrated!
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  • Elyse
    January 1, 1970
    NetGalley ARC.This was a fun, cute graphic novel about a young Diana aka Wonder Woman. She's feeling left out because she's the only child so she creates a friend for herself who gets her into all kinds of mischief and more. Diana learns a couple of valuable lessons by the end.
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    RAGDOLL RATING: 5/5 BUTTONSWhat I thought…OK, so I’ve been waiting for this book for some time, like, I heard about it sometime last year, saw the artwork and have been desperate for it to be released ever since. So on that note, I’m gonna start talking about the art in this book, by the fabulous Victoria Ying.Turn to any page in this book and you will find beautiful artwork. Every panel is cute, fun and expressive. I am a huuuuge fan of this style of art generally, but the art in this book is RAGDOLL RATING: 5/5 BUTTONSWhat I thought…OK, so I’ve been waiting for this book for some time, like, I heard about it sometime last year, saw the artwork and have been desperate for it to be released ever since. So on that note, I’m gonna start talking about the art in this book, by the fabulous Victoria Ying.Turn to any page in this book and you will find beautiful artwork. Every panel is cute, fun and expressive. I am a huuuuge fan of this style of art generally, but the art in this book is just perfect. There is a set of 2 panels on page 51 where Diana and her new friend Mona have just done something they shouldn’t have and they look at each other and grin. Now I don’t know exactly what it is about these two panels specifically, but they really speak to me. Maybe it’s the expression on their faces and the obvious emotional connection between the two, I don’t know, I just know that I love it and this book is full of illustrations with the same energy. My hat is off to you Victoria Ying, your art is wonderful!Now on to the story. The book follows Diana, princess of the amazons and future Wonder Woman. Diana is, regrettably, the only child in her entire world and now she’s no longer a baby, she’s starting to feel like she doesn’t fit in. Cue a helpful storyteller who gives her an idea. Why not make your own friend, out of clay and sand! The sand friend miraculously comes to life and sets Diana off on a path of fun and mischief that, like most forays into the world of misbehaviour, soon goes too far.The story itself is simple (which is NOT a criticism, just in case that isn’t clear) and a great deal of fun. Seeing Diana slip from feeling misunderstood to acting out and so on until she can be the heroine of her own story felt natural and exciting.I also love – and I didn’t pick up on this until I started writing this review – how Diana starts of feeling out of place but seemingly confident, then she makes a mysterious friend. This is exactly what she wanted but has almost the opposite effect of what she hoped would happen. Instead of feeling wanted and respected she is gradually left feeling less and less important and valued, and I think that’s really clever and very well written.Basically, I love this book, it’s story and art are wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusDiana should be enjoying her life on Themiscyra, but as the only child in the Amazon community, she is rather lonely, especially since her mother is frequently busy running things. After helping with some clay projects, she takes some discarded clay to the beach, and inspired by her own creation story, forms a friend from clay and sand and attempts to breathe life into her. She is surprised the next day to find her creation, Mona, roaming the woods, but glad to have a E ARC from Edelweiss PlusDiana should be enjoying her life on Themiscyra, but as the only child in the Amazon community, she is rather lonely, especially since her mother is frequently busy running things. After helping with some clay projects, she takes some discarded clay to the beach, and inspired by her own creation story, forms a friend from clay and sand and attempts to breathe life into her. She is surprised the next day to find her creation, Mona, roaming the woods, but glad to have a friend. The two have all kinds of fun, although Mona has quite an eye for mischief. Mona also feeds Diana's insecurities that the other Amazons don't consider her one of them, and goads Diana into sailing to an island where the Amazons are guarding the portal to Tartarus, where monsters are imprisoned. Surprised that she is able to open the door, Diana starts to realize that perhaps Mona isn't the best friend to have. The Amazon guards are unable to defeat the monsters, so Diana goes to light the signal fire. Mona says she will do it so that Diana's deception is not found out, but she doesn't. Needless to say, reinforcements help, and the monsters are banished once again. Mona turns out to be someone with whom Diana should not have been dealing, but the experience brings her and her mother closer together. Strengths: As a former Latin teacher, I can't get enough books about Greece and Rome to share with 7th grade students as part of their social studies curriculum. This book is perfectly formatted for fans of Holm, Jamieson and Telgemeier, with the right text to picture ratio, colorful, expressive pictures, and fast paced story. There's also the DC lure; Wonder Woman IS the best super hero, hands down! This will fly off the shelves. Weaknesses: Students won't care, but I was bothered by how Mona was able to inveigle Diana into misdeeds. Surely Wonder Woman was smarter than that, even at a young age. It was also hard to believe that her mother and the Amazon community didn't take better care of her. But that's just me. What I really think: Definitely purchasing, and this will circulate well even though DC and Marvel tie ins often don't do well in my library. This will be the exception.
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  • Randi
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of Diana: Princess of The Amazons through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a fun junior graphic novel that tells a story about the important of staying true to yourself and knowing your own worth. It can be tough for Diana to feel like she fits in on Paradise Island, because she is the only child around. She struggles to get attention from her mother and the other adults, but all seem too busy to pay her any mind. Diana I received an advanced copy of Diana: Princess of The Amazons through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a fun junior graphic novel that tells a story about the important of staying true to yourself and knowing your own worth. It can be tough for Diana to feel like she fits in on Paradise Island, because she is the only child around. She struggles to get attention from her mother and the other adults, but all seem too busy to pay her any mind. Diana becomes desperate for a friend, so she decides to try and make one from clay, the way her mother made her years earlier. When her sculpted companion comes to life, Diana is delighted! But the type of games her new friend likes to play seem to leave people upset or hurt, and soon Diana isn’t sure if she should try to please her friend, or do what she knows is right. Shannon and Dean Hale have made an easy-to-read and enjoyable graphic novel in Diana: Princess of The Amazons! I breezed through it in less than a day, and really enjoyed following Diana’s adventures! Victoria Ying’s art finds the perfect balance between cartoon and reality to convey the mood of the story!You can get your copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons from DC Comics on January 7th!My Recommendation-Diana: Princess of the Amazons, is a perfect novel to introduce young readers to superheroes! With a positive message and fun, youthful characters to relate to, I am certain this book will delight any child! As a young adult fan of Wonder Woman, I also enjoyed reading this book, because it took a part of Diana’s story that is rarely seen and explored it! It very much captured what I would think life as the only child on an island of warriors would be like!
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  • Janelle
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, if you wanted to find an author who could tell a story of Diana of Themyscira's youthful adventures, you could hardly do better than Shannon Hale. Hale's Princess in Black series, the charming adventures of a young princess who leads a secret life as a superhero, was one of the first chapter books we shared with our daughter. We absolutely loved them. DC chose well.Hale's take on Diana shows us the lonely life of an only child in a society of adults. Everyone has a role to play on the Honestly, if you wanted to find an author who could tell a story of Diana of Themyscira's youthful adventures, you could hardly do better than Shannon Hale. Hale's Princess in Black series, the charming adventures of a young princess who leads a secret life as a superhero, was one of the first chapter books we shared with our daughter. We absolutely loved them. DC chose well.Hale's take on Diana shows us the lonely life of an only child in a society of adults. Everyone has a role to play on the Paradise Islands, but Diana has none. She's free to be a child, which would probably be a lot more fun if there were other kids to run around with. Diana finds a solution in the familiar story of her own origin: why not make a friend and hope the gods will animate it?Her plan works, and soon Diana has a companion. Only her new friend is may not be a positive influence, and Diana must decide how to handle her new friend's behavior.I was so excited about this book that I immediately handed it off to my 10 year old to get her thoughts on the volume. She devoured it in a single sitting. Her reviewDiana: Princess of the Amazons is a fun book that people of all ages will enjoy! This book is very beautiful, and scenic book with an amazing twist at the end. *****I concur wholeheartedly. Victoria Ying's illustrations are bold and beautiful, the story is relatable, and it's a wonderful story for young readers. (It doesn't feel much like a comic book superhero story. It feels more like a telling of a classic Greek myth, which is right up the alley of my Percy Jackson-obsessed tween.)I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in order to facilitate this review.
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  • Magdalyn Ann
    January 1, 1970
    It’s not a secret that I love Wonder Woman. The 2017 movie was the most empowering and wonderful movie I’ve ever seen. I’m PUMPED for the sequel. And Diana, Princess of the Amazons, is the perfect middle grade graphic novel to get all those little Amazonian Princesses (and Princes and other royals) in your life excited about girl power and friendship and belonging.Diana, in this version of our favorite butt-kicking superhero, is not yet at the confidence and strength of the adult Diana. She’ It’s not a secret that I love Wonder Woman. The 2017 movie was the most empowering and wonderful movie I’ve ever seen. I’m PUMPED for the sequel. And Diana, Princess of the Amazons, is the perfect middle grade graphic novel to get all those little Amazonian Princesses (and Princes and other royals) in your life excited about girl power and friendship and belonging.Diana, in this version of our favorite butt-kicking superhero, is not yet at the confidence and strength of the adult Diana. She’s eleven and unsure of her place on Themyscira among all the adults who know their strengths and where they fit into in society. Diana is lonely, without anyone her age to play with, and without someone who understands how she feels. She gets pushed to the side as all the busy adults in her life get to work.So when Diana gets the idea from her own birth story to make her own friend, she makes Mona, a girl made of sand and Diana’s wishes. And for the first time ever, Diana has a friend. They talk all night and play in the woods, they explore and pull pranks.Then things start to get worse. Mona gets Diana into trouble. Big trouble. The monsters behind the protected gate are released and it’s up to Diana to save her home.Focusing on the idea of belonging, and discovering when a friendship goes bad, Diana, Princess of the Amazons, was an incredibly wonderful read. Fans of The Okay Witch and The Witch Boy will love it!
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  • Kate Waggoner
    January 1, 1970
    @kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to @dczoombooks for sharing an advance copy of Diana, Princess of the Amazons with the #kidlitexchange network. This middle grades graphic novel will be released January 7, 2020. All opinions are my own. Diana is the eleven-old-daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. She is the only child on Paradise Island and finds herself growing lonely and isolated. Though she has a loving mother and many "aunties," she is the only child and has no one to play with or @kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to @dczoombooks for sharing an advance copy of Diana, Princess of the Amazons with the #kidlitexchange network. This middle grades graphic novel will be released January 7, 2020. All opinions are my own. Diana is the eleven-old-daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. She is the only child on Paradise Island and finds herself growing lonely and isolated. Though she has a loving mother and many "aunties," she is the only child and has no one to play with or who sees the world like she does. Diana decides to take matters into her own hands and create a friend out of clay, just as her mother created her. Her new friend though, seems to be a little wilier than Diana expected and escapades ensue. This was a super fun and quick read. It would be the perfect winter break read for students. It deals with themes of identity, belonging, bravery, independence, and trust. There is also, of course, a strong girl power vibe. Diana is likable and is experiencing feelings of not being understood by adults that I believe many readers will be able to relate to. I also like that you can see Diana's internal struggle through the artwork. The illustrations are full of expression and you can see how each time Mona does something, Diana is questioning whether or not she should follow along. The artwork is bright, fun, and youthful. The aesthetic really adds to the story. My students are loving graphic novels right now and I think they'll devour this one.
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  • RedPoppyReading
    January 1, 1970
    Fans of Shannon Hale, comic book fans ready to share comics with their kids, Wonder Woman fans, get excited - “Diana: Princess of the Amazons,” by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, and illustrated by Victoria Ying, is fantastic! Eleven-year-old Diana is lonely as the only kid in Themyscira and her mom is too busy to spend time with her. Diana, who was created from clay, creates a best friend from some discarded clay. The two friends have lots of fun together but this isn’t the perfect friendship. I Fans of Shannon Hale, comic book fans ready to share comics with their kids, Wonder Woman fans, get excited - “Diana: Princess of the Amazons,” by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, and illustrated by Victoria Ying, is fantastic! Eleven-year-old Diana is lonely as the only kid in Themyscira and her mom is too busy to spend time with her. Diana, who was created from clay, creates a best friend from some discarded clay. The two friends have lots of fun together but this isn’t the perfect friendship. I don’t want to give the story away, so you will just have to read it for yourself. Diana proves that she is a true Amazon and her mom realizes that she needs to make time for her daughter. This book is really fun and sweet and the illustrations are so adorable. Wonder Woman fans young and old will enjoy this delightful book!Recommended for ages 8-12, but my 6-year-old loved it too. Pick this book up when it is released on January 7, 2020.Thanks to @dczoombooks and @dccomics for sharing this #middlegrade book with #kidlitexchange and thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book – all opinions are my own.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    I received an electronic copy from DC Entertainment through NetGalley.Graphic novelReaders get a first hand view of a piece of Diana's childhood. Like any child, she feels neglected and ignored at times. Her mom is busy and everyone else is caught in their roles and routines. So, she creates a clay young girl to see if she can bring it to life as her mother did. This "works," and they enjoy adventures together. Slowly the tone of the adventures changes and Diana goes against what she knows is I received an electronic copy from DC Entertainment through NetGalley.Graphic novelReaders get a first hand view of a piece of Diana's childhood. Like any child, she feels neglected and ignored at times. Her mom is busy and everyone else is caught in their roles and routines. So, she creates a clay young girl to see if she can bring it to life as her mother did. This "works," and they enjoy adventures together. Slowly the tone of the adventures changes and Diana goes against what she knows is right to play with her new friend. This culminates in opening the door to Tartarus and allowing monsters to escape. Her friend's real identity is revealed, and Diana has to make decisions on her own to do what is right.The strong, detailed illustrations bring the Amazon's world to life. Readers will be drawn in to see how Wonder Woman grew up. The dialogue is easy to follow and offers moments for readers to think about their own actions and relate to the situations. Middle graders will see a character who experiences many of the same emotions as they themselves are.
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  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    January 1, 1970
    Diana is the princess of the Amazons, which is amazing but also kind of lonely. While she is strong and brave, her mother doesn't have time for her and everyone is always busy completing their chores and tasks on the island of Themyscira. This was a great middle grade graphic novel. Diana is a strong female character that all young girls and even young boys will enjoy. She is just a bit lonely, so she turns to a friend who might not be the best for her. When her friend leads her into trouble she Diana is the princess of the Amazons, which is amazing but also kind of lonely. While she is strong and brave, her mother doesn't have time for her and everyone is always busy completing their chores and tasks on the island of Themyscira. This was a great middle grade graphic novel. Diana is a strong female character that all young girls and even young boys will enjoy. She is just a bit lonely, so she turns to a friend who might not be the best for her. When her friend leads her into trouble she now must choose between who she can be or her feelings of loneliness, luckily for all of Themyscira she is strong and strong-willed. The images are very pretty and lend well to the story and the dialog is kept concise and simple enough at a glace to read through. The overall story was interesting and I liked following Diana's story. Her growth as a character was quick but meaningful and I think that all young readers will enjoy this graphic novel.
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  • Bexa
    January 1, 1970
    This is a delightful story about a young Amazon just trying to find her way. Diana is the only kid on the island of Themyscira, having been magically formed from clay by her mother. It was a lot easier when she was a baby, but now she's bigger and everyone is too busy to play with her. She decides that she's going to make her own friend and forms a girl sculpture from clay. Suddenly the sculpture is alive and Diana has a new friend, Mona. Mona doesn't act the way that Diana thinks she should, This is a delightful story about a young Amazon just trying to find her way. Diana is the only kid on the island of Themyscira, having been magically formed from clay by her mother. It was a lot easier when she was a baby, but now she's bigger and everyone is too busy to play with her. She decides that she's going to make her own friend and forms a girl sculpture from clay. Suddenly the sculpture is alive and Diana has a new friend, Mona. Mona doesn't act the way that Diana thinks she should, and slowly Diana begins to feel that maybe Mona's way is better. She's getting attention even if she's getting in trouble. It isn't until they cause some true chaos that Diana begins to realize that Mona's way of acting is the right way. Really great graphic novel to introduce ancient myths to kids, finding ways of handling friends that maybe aren't actual friends, and how to talk to your parent/guardian when you don't think they are paying you any attention. The artwork is amazing, and I'm such a fan of Shannon Hale. Recommended for any graphic novel collection.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley and DC Comics for the review copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying. All opinions are my own.This graphic novel is about Diana, daughter of the queen of the Amazons. Diana hates that she is the only kid among the Amazons. She builds a friend out of clay and wishes for her to come to life. She is shocked when it works and is delighted to finally have a friend! However, things may not be as they seem. Instead of Thanks to NetGalley and DC Comics for the review copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying. All opinions are my own.This graphic novel is about Diana, daughter of the queen of the Amazons. Diana hates that she is the only kid among the Amazons. She builds a friend out of clay and wishes for her to come to life. She is shocked when it works and is delighted to finally have a friend! However, things may not be as they seem. Instead of relieving her boredom, her new friend may just lead her into trouble. The illustrations in this book are wonderful! If you pay close attention, there are some subtle clues in a few of the illustrations that help the reader figure out the ending. This story has a great lesson about friendship and choosing your friends wisely. I think many kids will be able to relate to feeling torn about a friend the way that Diana does in this story. This book would be ideal for grades 3 -6.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley and DC Comics for the review copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying. All opinions are my own.This graphic novel is about Diana, daughter of the queen of the Amazons. Diana hates that she is the only kid among the Amazons. She builds a friend out of clay and wishes for her to come to life. She is shocked when it works and is delighted to finally have a friend! However, things may not be as they seem. Instead of Thanks to NetGalley and DC Comics for the review copy of Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying. All opinions are my own.This graphic novel is about Diana, daughter of the queen of the Amazons. Diana hates that she is the only kid among the Amazons. She builds a friend out of clay and wishes for her to come to life. She is shocked when it works and is delighted to finally have a friend! However, things may not be as they seem. Instead of relieving her boredom, her new friend may just lead her into trouble. The illustrations in this book are wonderful! If you pay close attention, there are some subtle clues in a few of the illustrations that help the reader figure out the ending. This story has a great lesson about friendship and choosing your friends wisely. I think many kids will be able to relate to feeling torn about a friend the way that Diana does in this story. This book would be ideal for grades 3 -6.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Shannon Hale and Diana, Princess of the Amazons? How could that combo go wrong?And true enough, this was a delightful telling of what Diana as a child must have gone through, with everyone being older than she, and her not being able to do the things she wanted to do.The characters were all believable, well, as believable as a bunch of amazons could be, and a child created from clay.It makes me want to read more stories about this version of Diana.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book Shannon Hale and Diana, Princess of the Amazons? How could that combo go wrong?And true enough, this was a delightful telling of what Diana as a child must have gone through, with everyone being older than she, and her not being able to do the things she wanted to do.The characters were all believable, well, as believable as a bunch of amazons could be, and a child created from clay.It makes me want to read more stories about this version of Diana.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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  • Akoss
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book from the @Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.DIANA: PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONSReleasing 1/7/20It’s tough growing up on an island as the only kid, even when surrounded by the amazing Amazons. Young Diana soon finds herself restless and frustrated so when a new friend emerges from her clay and sand sculpture she is more than thrilled to have the company. However this new friend has plans of her own that will test Diana’s I received a copy of this book from the @Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.DIANA: PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONSReleasing 1/7/20It’s tough growing up on an island as the only kid, even when surrounded by the amazing Amazons. Young Diana soon finds herself restless and frustrated so when a new friend emerges from her clay and sand sculpture she is more than thrilled to have the company. However this new friend has plans of her own that will test Diana’s true character.This graphic novel was a fun and fast read that I can’t wait to introduce to my eight-year-old. The format of the bubbles combined with the very dynamic graphic style makes it very pleasing to the eye and appealing to the target audience.This is a series I hope we can read more of, at the Public Library as soon as possible.
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  • Lyndsay
    January 1, 1970
    Diana has never felt like she has fit in on Themyscira. Being the only kid on the isle makes it impossible to find a friend to play with and lately her mother and all her aunties have been way to busy for her. That changes when Diana makes herself a friend named Mona out of clay and sand…the biggest surprise is that Mona actually comes to life! But Diana soon learns that having a friend is a lot harder then you would think! This was such a cute read! It’s perfect for younger fans of Wonder Diana has never felt like she has fit in on Themyscira. Being the only kid on the isle makes it impossible to find a friend to play with and lately her mother and all her aunties have been way to busy for her. That changes when Diana makes herself a friend named Mona out of clay and sand…the biggest surprise is that Mona actually comes to life! But Diana soon learns that having a friend is a lot harder then you would think! This was such a cute read! It’s perfect for younger fans of Wonder Woman. The art work is super adorable and the story was really good too. It had a lot of important life lessons. It would be perfect for middle schoolers as well as older elementary students! *Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC of this book!*
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  • Jaymie
    January 1, 1970
    [I received an electronic review copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]Cute story that captures the longings and frustrations of kids - too old for some things, too young for others. Distracted parents. I enjoyed the twists in the story. The mythology pieces will be a fun connection point for Percy Jackson fans (or fans of Kate O'Hearn books or other mythology stories) - or can steer readers towards those other middle grade novels if they [I received an electronic review copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]Cute story that captures the longings and frustrations of kids - too old for some things, too young for others. Distracted parents. I enjoyed the twists in the story. The mythology pieces will be a fun connection point for Percy Jackson fans (or fans of Kate O'Hearn books or other mythology stories) - or can steer readers towards those other middle grade novels if they enjoy this one. The wrap up of this was great - the day is saved, Diana's interests and concerns are heard and valued, she makes things right with the people she hurt, and her relationship with her mom is improved. I would love to see more stories with young Diana.
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