Because girls today face continuing societal pressures many take desperate steps. In this fairy tale collection there are eight princesses, each with a different problem. Princess Lucy wants to change her face and body! Because Princess Helen thinks she needs exotic clothes to make her popular she finds herself in an embarrassing situation.
Many teens experience difficulties in school and, like Princess Jocelyn, refuse help because of fear of embarrassment. Some teens have a difficult time finding something that makes them truly happy. Princess Sonya couldn’t smile until someone arrived with an unexpected birthday gift.
Sometimes we may feel very sad and, like Princess Marilyn, hide our true feelings. Princess Mary Ann places so much importance on others’ advice that she can’t make an independent decision. You may wish to escape your problems and, like Princess Elizabeth, retreat from the world, perhaps with the help of a book or, like Princess Amalia, you might even wish to run away from home.
This book is for every teen, parent, teacher and counselor who may see these problems in a daughter, friend, student, or advisee. Perhaps discussions of these problems may evolve more easily in the context of these fairy tales. Think about these eight princesses and what happened to them. One of them could be someone you know, or one of them could be you!
About the Author
As a mother, grandmother and teacher, Linda W. Ostrander has had many years of experience listening to teens’ stories. She created the fascinating fairy tales in the PRINCESS AND OWL TALES and PRINCE AND OWL TALES, for teens, young adults, parents, teachers and counselors who may identify with the problems of the princesses and princess in the stories. These books do not have any adult content! During her fifty-year teaching career Linda taught students of all ages, individually and in classes, at Adelphi Suffolk College, Southampton College of Long Island University, Bunker Hill Community College, Lesley University, Cambridge College and The University of Phoenix. She particularly enjoyed her many years mentoring teachers in Master’s degree programs. Also a pianist and composer, Linda holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, a Master of Music degree from Smith College, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from The Union Institute.