The Prince Problem (Hardcover)

By Vivian Vande Velde

Scholastic Press, 9781338121513, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Telmund is a prince who loves fables. But when a hasty witch mistakes him for bully in need of paranormal punishment, he's cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep. With his shape constantly changing, Telmund discovers that actually living in a fairy tale has its drawbacks.

Amelia is a practical princess with a wide range of skills, none of which are helpful for escaping the ball her parents have thrown to select her future husband. But then the unthinkable happens: Amelia is kidnapped by the dangerous Prince Sheridan, setting off a plot that will throw the realm into chaos.

As their stories become intertwined, the dreamer prince and no-nonsense princess must work together to rescue each other. Otherwise there will be no happy endings for either of their kingdoms.

From Vivian Vande Velde--master of the magical romp--comes an enchanted tale of princes, fairies, and the transformative power of stories.

About the Author

Vivian Vande Velde is the Edgar Award-winning author of Never Trust a Dead Man, Heir Apparent, Dragon's Bait, and dozens of other fantasy and mystery novels for young readers. She lives in Rochester, New York.

Praise For The Prince Problem

Praise for The Princess Imposter:

“In addition to a dash of magic, [Vande] Velde's story is full of humor. Each character is distinct and well developed.” -- School Library Journal

“Certain to give readers the warm fuzzies.” -- Kirkus Reviews