Once upon a time...
A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.
All the familiar ingredients, but why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?
Gail Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed -- and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:The Fairy's Mistake
The Princess Test
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep
Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!
About the Author
Gail Carson Levine was born in New York City and shares a birthday with William Carlos Williams. Her first book for children, "Ella Enchanted", won a Newbery Honor and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her other books include "A Tale of Two Castles"; the "New York Times" bestsellers "Ever" and "Fairest"; "Dave at Night", an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; "The Wish"; "The Two Princesses of Bamarre"; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book "Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly" and the picture books "Betsy Who Cried Wolf! "and "Betsy Red Hoodie". Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
Jerry Camery-Hoggatt is professor of New Testament and Narrative Theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. His books include When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four, Speaking of God, and Irony in Mark's Gospel. Mark Elliott is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books, including The Princess Tales series. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Genuinely delightful and funny.”