About the Book

What on earth is that princess up to now?

Most princesses would prefer to spend their spring breaks in Gstaad, or some other equally unpronounceable European hot spot.

Not this one, though. Hammer in hand, Princess Mia embarks on an epic adventure for one so admittedly unhandy: along with her cohorts from school, she's off to build houses for the less fortunate. It doesn't take Mia long to realize that helping others—while an unimpeachably noble pastime—is very hard work. Will her giving spirit prevail? Will the house collapse due to royally clumsy construction? And most importantly, will Michael stop working long enough to kiss her?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Just what is this “Princess Diaries, Volume IV and a Half”?
A: The number 4 1/2 (a.k.a. "IV and a Half") comes between the numbers 4 and 5, so this book comes between volumes 4 (IV) and 5 (V) of The Princess Diaries.

Q: When in Princess Mia's life does it take place?
A: In March, during her spring break from school. In other words, between books 4 (December—January) and 5 (April—May).

Q: Why is it being published?
A: Because we don't want you to miss a single sentence of Mia's diary entries!

Meg's proceeds from the sale of this book go to help build the first ever permanent home of The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York City. This non—profit community organization provides a range of innovative programming for girls and their families living in downtown Manhattan. To learn more about the Girls Club, their programs and the building project, please go to www.girlsclub.org.