Utah-based authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale have created a new short ebook featuring their children’s book character the “Princess in Black” to answer questions kids might have about the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hales are the creators of “The Princess in Black” book series, which is about a princess who also happens to be a superhero.

“We thought it might help if kids had a book friend who gets what they’re going through,” Shannon Hale wrote on Twitter to introduce the ebook. “We created a #PrincessInBlack PSA to help them understand what’s going on and give them some tips.”

In “The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus,” the Princess in Black gives tips on how to fight the coronavirus, explaining the importance of hand-washing, staying home (even if it means canceling a playdate), and keeping a distance from other people.

Shannon and Dean Hale are the authors of “The Princess in Black” series.
Shannon and Dean Hale are the authors of “The Princess in Black” series. The Hales have created a short ebook based on “The Princess in Black” to answer questions that kids might have about the coronavirus. | Jenn Florence

Shannon Hale is the author of other books, including “The Goose Girl,” “The Princess Academy” and “Austenland.”

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“The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus” is available for free on Shannon Hale’s website and can be found here.

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