The Ordinary Princess

The Ordinary Princess

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Author: M M Kaye
Publisher: Penguin/Puffin
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 126
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143334867


Being ordinary can be a blessing in disguise!

While other fairies bless Princess Amethyst of Phantasmorania with traditional gifts of wisdom, grace and courage when she turns six days old, Fairy Crustacea grants her an exceptional one: I am going to give you something that will bring you more happiness than all these fal-lals and fripperies put together. You shall be Ordinary!

Thus begins the life of poor ordinary princess Amy, who has freckles, a snub nose and mousy hair. While her six beautiful, perfectly groomed older sisters marry handsome princes, Amy cannot find a prince charming enough to fall in love with her.

The King makes desperate plans to find a suitor for her, but Amy will have none of it! She runs away from home, even though it means she cannot live as a princess any longer and has to work as a kitchen maid instead. But she also makes a new friend, who calls himself a man-of-all-work. The ordinary princess-turned-kitchen-maid now happily plays, sings songs and makes a little house in the forest with the ordinary man-of-all-work, until Nurse Marta comes along and spills her extraordinary secret.

The Ordinary Princess is a captivating, witty and delightfully refreshing romance.

Mary Margaret Kaye has written and illustrated a number of children’s books and detective novels. She is the author of the best-selling historical novels The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon.


Foreword by the Author

PART I-Lavender’s Blue

PART II-Rosemary’s Green

PART III-When You Are King

PART IV-I Shall Be Queen