Trouble With Parsnips: About the Magic of Speaking Up

Trouble With Parsnips: About the Magic of Speaking Up

by Laurel Decher
Trouble With Parsnips: About the Magic of Speaking Up

Trouble With Parsnips: About the Magic of Speaking Up

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

A Story About the Magic of Speaking Up: Gail Carson Levine’s classic Ella Enchanted meets The King’s Speech.

It's her 14th try at getting a name, and the nameless princess of Cochem can't get a word in edgewise.
Until she finally grabs her royal parents' attention. *cough* (500 goldfish, long story.)
Christening invitations flutter off to the Seven Kingdoms—only ten years late.
But then the Blackfly Queen strides into the feasting hall . . . just as the oh-so-tasty parsnip fries run out.
Arrows fly. Tempers flare.
Another christening goes up in smoke!
Only this time, her fairy godmother makes everything worse. The princess has 15 days to make a name for herself at the Speech Tournament.
Or she'll be invisible for life!

TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS is the first book in the Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale series for ages 9 to 12. Perfect for fans of Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold, Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars, and E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles.

Hungry readers always need books. Keep them well read.


Everyone knows the leaders of tomorrow will need lots of skills. Each Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale takes on a BIGGIE.

In each Tale, a fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra!

If only they'd remember the training wheels! Yiiiiiiikes!

Whether it's speaking up at a feast, or reading a map in a strange kingdom, these Tales are all about finding more magic in your life. Hip, Hip, Hooray!

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)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
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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