“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . .” 

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


Will this Valentine’s Day be the sweetest day of the year? Or the rudest?

". . . a zany story of ingenuity and collaboration . . ."

Selected as a:

Barnes & Noble Top Indie Favorite

(Under the Barnes & Noble SUBJECTS. Click on Kids.)

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Cupids on the loose!

The eleven-year-old royal Saffron twins—Princess Saffy and Prince Magellan–have to save the Seven Kingdoms from the Blackfly Queen’s dangerous new magical candies!

The trouble starts when the Blackfly Queen introduces a brand-new holiday guaranteed to make her the most beloved queen in the Seven Kingdoms: Valentine’s Day!?!

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on the same day as the Rose Monday Parade. Instead of delighting the crowds with traditional candies, the queen has a dastardly plan.

She’s making Consternation Hearts with magical powers, a.k.a. candy hearts with messages good for every day of the year. . .like

“Go to the Water Dungeon!”

cupid with gilded wings in a bookstore

For ages 9 to 12

For fans of Jean Ferris’ ONCE UPON A MARIGOLD, Jacqueline Davies’ THE LEMONADE WARS, and E.G. Foley’s THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES.

Why read Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tales?

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, reading a compass or taking a test in a strange kingdom, these Tales are all about finding more magic in your life.

It's here!

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Listen to a sample . . .

And so is a fancy new jacketed hardcover!

Jacket over case laminate--so it's pretty with or without the jacket!

Available wherever good books are sold.

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