The Princess Test

Hardcover | March 21, 1999

byGail Carson Levine

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Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity.

In The Fairy's Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she's meted out justice just right--until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life!

In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same--but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?

In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh-out-loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can never prove a persons worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end.

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Lorelei is tired, lost and hungry when a mysterious castle appears before her. When she timidly approaches, she gains entry, but what she finds inside overwhelms her. The king and queen are testing young women to find a princess for their son and Lorelei is one of the candidates. As she passes test after test, she becomes more interest...

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Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy's Mistake, two very different sisters have two ve...

Gail Carson Levine is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; ALA Notable Book Dave At Night; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; the six Princess Tales books; the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly; and a companion to this picture book, Betsy Who Crie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7 × 4 × 0.57 inPublished:March 21, 1999Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006028062X

ISBN - 13:9780060280628

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Lorelei is tired, lost and hungry when a mysterious castle appears before her. When she timidly approaches, she gains entry, but what she finds inside overwhelms her. The king and queen are testing young women to find a princess for their son and Lorelei is one of the candidates. As she passes test after test, she becomes more interested in winning the heart of the handsome prince in Gail Carson Levine’s The Princess Test.