Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine

The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine -- 91 pages

Lorelei, the blacksmith's daughter, is a good natured girl with all the kindness you could want, but she has one problem: everything must be just so. As a baby she was the only child ever to have silk diapers and milk from the mountain yaks. And as a young lady, she can hardly do anything without half killing herself. But she can embroider, and she can hang laundry.

She is hanging laundry one day when Prince Nicholas rides by.

King Humphrey has decided it is time for Prince Nicholas to marry and to marry only the finest princess, but Nicholas has already fallen in love with Lorelei.
While Lorelei's nanny, Trudy is plotting harm against Lorelie, Prince Nicholas' parents are devising a ginormous test for the princess who would want to marry him.

Gail Carson Levine re-imagines fairy tales in a charming and humorous way for young girls, and in my case, older girls as well.

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