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I Am Really a Princess
     

I Am Really a Princess

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by Carol Diggory Shields
 

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The authors of Lunch Money and Other Poems About School again collaborate in the tale of a young girl with a vivid imagination who pretends that her true parents, the king and queen, will be upset because she has not been treated like a princess. Full color.

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The authors of Lunch Money and Other Poems About School again collaborate in the tale of a young girl with a vivid imagination who pretends that her true parents, the king and queen, will be upset because she has not been treated like a princess. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``One of these days, this family will find out who I really am. And they are going to be very surprised,'' promises the narrator of this witty, refreshingly contemporary tale. Although she's a member of an ordinary family, she pretends to be a misplaced royal who should be enjoying a life of glamour instead of sharing a room with her baby sister. There's ample room for snobbery, but the authors consistently keep the tone light. Meisel ( Monkey-Monkey's Trick ; Your Insides ) matches debut author Shields's entertaining text with diverting, mock-romantic spreads, surrounding the narrator's pampered alter ego with court attendants (the chef doesn't dare serve lima beans to Her Highness); enviable pets (including a pony, kitten, parrot and snake); and friends who stage riotous slumber parties. In this inviting bit of escapism, Shields and Meisel demonstrate that with a little imagination one's home can indeed be one's castle. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140558579
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Carol Shields (1935-2003) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's Award. Her other novels and short-story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, Swann, The Orange Fish, Various Miracles, The Box Garden, and Small Ceremonies (all available from Penguin).

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I Am Really a Princess 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a child and still do at 22. It's a story told from a little girl's point of view, and she is 'really a princess'. The authors have combined the right amount of fun, imagination and love. It's a perfect bedtime or anytime story. And it would make a great gift for any little girl five and up. I plan on giving a copy to my niece because she is really a princess, too.