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Raising the Griffin

Authors: Wyatt, Melissa
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF053000, YAF011000, YAF046070
ISBN: 9780307433664, Related ISBNs: 0307433668, 0385730950, 0385901151, 0440238218, 9780307433664
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: What’s it really like to be a prince? To his horror, British schoolboy Alex Varenhoff finds out when the monarchy is restored in the tiny country of Rovenia.

“To see, to do, to prevail.” The motto of Rovenia stands for bravery and honor. But none of this matters to Alex Varenhoff. Though he was always aware of his tie to the ancient monarchy, Rovenia tossed out the Varenhoff dynasty long ago, when the Communists took over. But Rovenia now finds itself in need of the leadership of a king.

Alex must leave home in England and assume his role in Rovenia as . . . prince? He’s thrust into a life he was never raised for. Alex hates pomp and circumstance, and the hordes of screaming girls that wait everywhere. And this new life is dangerous, for there are Rovenians who oppose the monarchy. Becoming a true prince presents Alex with a heartbreaking challenge far beyond anything he ever expected, one of the greatest challenges that any Varenhoff has ever had to face.
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