In times like these, a nameless princess trying to save her kingdom has to use her whole toolbox. . .
Organizing a party when you are a behind-the-scenes princess and inventor is hard.
But when your royal parents fall ill and you have to save the kingdom, the pressure's on!
Then your royal aunt takes burns down the castle and your fairy godmother's booby-trapped gift means no one hears you at all. . .what can a princess do?
. . .to build herself a platform for the one tool that has never worked: her voice.
Whether it's speaking up at a feast, or reading a map in a strange kingdom, SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES are all about finding more magic in your life.
In each Tale, one lucky child gets the perfect leadership gift.
If only the fairies would remember the training wheels! Yiiiiiiikes!
For ages 9 to 12.
____________________Perfect for fans of funny, fast-paced fairy tales like Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold, Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted, Shannon Hale's Princess Academy or E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles.
If your young readers like good stories with a side of handy life lessons, like Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars, they'll enjoy this story!
TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS is the first book, but you can read the Tales in any order.
"Kids will love every quirky thing about it!"--Kristi Wientge, author, KARMA KHULLAR'S MUSTACHE
"I love the premise of hiding in plain sight. The concept that a kid could go through childhood - and life - without feeling they are being heard or seen is such an important topic . . . I know a lot of kids will be drawn to this!"--Halli Gomez, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK
"Emotionally engaging. I feel much sympathy for [the nameless princess], yet at the same time her parents and all their inadequacies are so endearing."--Michelle Leonard, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME, Young Adult (Sci-Fi Anthology for ages 12+)
"I love all the rich details like the Blackflies, the goldfish in the moat, the sluices carrying the desserts . . ." --Karin Lefranc, author, I WANT TO EAT YOUR BOOKS