Friday, August 22, 2008
The Ordinary Princess
I first read The Ordinary Princess many moons ago when I was just a small cupcake, and thought it was a very cute story. Now that I'm older and somewhat wiser, I have re-discovered this charming little fairy tale, and found that it is anything but ordinary...The Ordinary Princess tells the story of Princess Amy, who, at her christening, is given the gift of being "ordinary" by a cranky old fairy. Much to the chagrin of her parents the king and queen, Amy's gift comes to pass. Unlike her blond, beautiful sisters, Amy has mousy brown hair and *gasp* freckles! Heaven forbid! Instead of conforming to society, Amy runs away from home and has her own adventure in the forest. It is there that she finds true friends, true happiness, and a young man who appreciates her for exactly who she is...extra-ordinary. I love that Amy makes her own kind of happily ever after!With gorgeous illustrations by the author M.M. Kaye (The Far Pavillions), and a wonderful message about being yourself, The Ordinary Princess is sure to delight readers both young and old. "Lavender's blue, Rosemary's green, When you are King, I shall be Queen." Happy reading!