At last, Shannon Hale’s “Princess Academy: Palace of Stone,” the long-awaited sequel to “Princess Academy,” was released in August.
Hale has written several young adult books which received nationwide acclaim. “Princess Academy” received the Newbery Honor and her first novel, “Goose Girl,” received the Josette Frank Award. An alumna of the University of Utah, Hale is the only Utah author to receive the Newbery Honor, which is awarded to notable children’s literature. Other well-known books that have received this award include “Charlotte’s Web” and “Because of Winn-Dixie.”