The Princess Tales, Volume I (Paperback)

By Gail Carson Levine, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)

HarperTrophy, 9780060518417, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2002



Once upon a time...

A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.

All the familiar ingredients, but why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?

Gail Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed -- and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:

The Fairy's Mistake
The Princess Test
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!

Praise For The Princess Tales, Volume I

“Grand entertainment.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Genuinely delightful and funny.”
-Kirkus Reviews