The Princess Test
Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy's... show more
Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy's Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she's meted out justice just right--until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life! In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same--but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh-out-loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can never prove a persons worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end.
Publish date: March 21st 1999
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
Series: The Princess Tales (#2)
Akin to 'The Princess and the Pea'.
In the interest of perfect honesty, I will confess that I have never read Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea. In fact, prior to reading the wikipedia summary (which I did just before sitting down to write this review), all I knew of the story was that there was a princess who for som...
Read aloud to my little sisterThis is a delightful story! I had lots of fun reading a chapter each night, and explaining some things to the overly curious spirit that is my sister. She thought Lorelei was perfect, Trudy was simply misunderstood, and Prince Nicholas was boring. While I saw the story ...
Lorelei is quite accident prone and seems to be always getting sick. Her mother always cares for her, but when she passes away, Lorelei's father hires a woman named Trudy to look after her while he is gone. After awhile, Trudy wants to get rid of Lorelei because she just can't stand her. But how is ...
A great kids book that tells a fleshed out fairy tale.