Trouble With Parsnips

Trouble With Parsnips

by Laurel Decher


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“This nameless princess is a fabulously different kind of hero. I rooted for her triumph with every page turn." —Deborah Halverson, award-winning author, editor

It's like The King's Speech, but for kids.

When it's save-the-kingdom time, a nameless princess has to use her whole toolbox. . .

Organizing a party is hard! When you're a behind-the-scenes inventor princess, it's even worse.

But when your royal parents fall ill with croquet fever? All they want to do is play croquet!

The pressure's on!

Then your royal aunt burns down the castle. . .

And your fairy godmother's booby-trapped gift means. . .

No one hears you at all!

What's a princess to do?

Can she finally use the one tool that's never worked. . .her quiet voice?


Whether it's speaking up at a feast, or reading a map in a strange kingdom, SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES are all about finding more magic in your life.

One lucky child gets the perfect leadership gift.

If only the fairies would remember the training wheels!



For ages 9 to 12. Read in any order.

Perfect for fans of funny, fast-paced fairy tales like Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold or E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles.

Also for friends of entertaining adventure stories. . .with a side of handy life skills. (Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars or Shannon Hale's Princess Academy.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783982007502
Publisher: Bumpity Boulevard Press
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Series: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale , #1
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laurel Decher lives on the outskirts of a mid-sized city in Germany, between a medieval chapel on the St. James' Way and a boundary marker tree carved with a scary face. It's a little surprising, since she expected to live in Vermont for the rest of her life. You just never know when adventure will call!

Table of Contents


  1. A Delayed Party 1

  2. Too Late for Parsnips 13

  3. The Fairy Godmother Takes Her Time 26

  4. Out of the Dishwater and Into the Storm 39

  5. A Rocky Situation 51

  6. A Princely Rescue 61

  7. Charming Complications 72

  8. Speaking Clearly with Tact Is an Art 82

  9. The Rook Egg 95

  10. Brooding in the Dungeon 109

  11. The Peppermint Tea House 124

  12. Early for a Change 137

  13. Dungeon Hospitality 147

  14. The Second-Best Croquet Mallets 157

  15. Speech or Die 165

  16. The Queen's Wager 176

  17. The Entry Basket 192

  18. A Library Crisis 201

  19. The InterKingdom Tournament 215

  20. The Pepper Pot Duel 224

  21. Making a Name 234

Epilogue 248

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