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!

8 comments:

Lonely Paul said...

Peace be with you

Suzanne said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on this one! -Suzanne

Ann Marie said...

Yes.. I WANT to read it, if only I can get my hands on a copy...

Adele said...

I loved this book as a kid. I got the Cricket Magazine for Children growing up, and this was one of the books they serialized. It's one of 3 that I remember, and I must have read at least a hundred over the years! So glad to hear someone else loved it as much as I did!

Ann Marie said...

Ok... Are you the bestest cousin or what?? Thanks for the sweet surprise! You are so generous!
I love you Meg!

Heidi and Jason said...

I just requested this book from the library... thanks for the recommendation!

Marie said...

I am so excited to read it! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. :D

Suzanne said...

Just finished reading it! I will post my review later today! Please read it! -Suzanne