Can a magically-disguised princess make herself heard when it really matters?
About TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS
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.
A Story About the Magic of Speaking Up
The nameless princess might get a name today! Her 14th try is looking good . . . Even though she can’t get a word in edgewise. 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! Her fairy godmother’s perfect leadership gift has one small side effect: The princess has 15 days to make a name for herself . . . Or she’ll be invisible for life! What’s a princess to do? Can she finally use the tool that’s never worked. . .her quiet voice?
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.
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More about Trouble With Parsnips
Have you ever had a great idea and couldn’t get anyone to listen? Or maybe you built an amazing model or folded a paper jet or cooked up something else that turned out fair to excellent–but no one was interested.
If you know what I’m talking about, you’ll probably enjoy Twyla’s story–oops! The name of this inventor princess is top secret! Don’t tell!
The real town of Cochem has a castle perched high above the Mosel River valley. There’s something in the air that just says fairy tale. Take a mini-tour here.
Just for fun, here’s the first part (under 5 min) of Chapter One: A Delayed Party.