The Princess Tales, Volume I

The Princess Tales, Volume I

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by Gail Carson Levine
     
 

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

Overview

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!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Levine's talent for hilarious subversion of fairy tale motifs is honed to perfection in the Princess Tales series," said PW in a starred review of The Fairy's Mistake and The Princess Test; these two, along with Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, comprise this first volume of tales. Ages 7-12. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060518417
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Princess Tales Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
363,095
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Mark Elliott is the illustrator of many picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine's ever-popular Princess Tales series. He lives in New York State's Hudson River Valley.

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The Princess Tales, Volume I 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite series that my mother used to read to me when I was younger.
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i wish this came in hard cover! beautiful stories and pictures!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series. I hope she continues writing more. Levine definetely has talent for writing fantasy books. The way she puts the stories together amazes me! You will enjoy these books and all the others at any age.(I am in High School and was introduced to them through my younger sister. I read the first and was hooked.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may not have the magic of Ella Enchanted or The Two Princesses of Bamarre, but it's still pretty good. If you like books about magic, this is a good book for you.