About TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS

castle with towers and rooks, blooming pink cherry trees, tower with windows and door that make a funny, surprised face, Mosel river valley
This surprised-looking, high-water tower in Cochem on the Mosel River inspired the wonderfully silly world of my new fairytale: TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS. © Laurel Decher, 2018.

Can a magically-disguised princess make herself heard

when it really matters?

TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS

14 brothers and sisters! Oh my! The nameless princess of Cochem can’t get a word in edgewise.


Book cover for TROUBLE WITH PARSNIPS by Laurel Decher shows burning tower in background with bemused girl holding toolbox in front

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.

Everything is cream puffs.


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. Or she’ll be invisible for life!

The Speech Tournament is her very last chance. If only she wasn’t speechless!

In this magical story about speaking up, Gail Carson Levine’s classic Ella Enchanted meets The King’s Speech. For ages 9 to 12, this Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale will appeal to 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: order a copy of Trouble With Parsnips today!

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