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Once Upon a Princess

Christine Marciniak


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On the evening of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the small European kingdom of Colsteinburg, violence erupts outside the royal palace, throwing one family’s life into chaos. After a coup in her country, Her Royal Highness, Fredericka Elisabetta Teresa von Boden don Morh (or Fritzi to her friends), wakes up one day no longer a princess. Stuck hiding in a suburban American middle school dealing with mean girls, cafeteria lunches, and teachers who don’t understand (or know about) her unique situation, Fritzi just wants to go home to her kingdom and be a princess again. She turns to social media for help, but will her efforts work or make everything worse? With opposition forces trying to force her father’s abdication from the throne, Fritzi discovers that being a true princess doesn’t come from a title.

Praise For Once Upon a Princess

"Princess Fredericka tries to rally popular support for her royal family in order to combat a revolt in her home country, Colsteinburg … Children who have faced changes in their circumstances will welcome the message." —Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will enjoy following Fritzi's efforts to keep her royalty secret from her classmates and the ensuing surprise when they discover her true identity... Hand this to fans of Gail Carson Levine and Meg Cabot.—Diane McCabe, John Muir Elementary, Santa Monica, CA, School Library Journal

CBAY Books, 9781944821289, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2018

About the Author

Christine Marciniak was born in Philadelphia, but has spent most of her life in New Jersey. She started her writing career as the editor of The Official Cruise Guide. She has written several books for middle grade, young adults, and adults and hopes to write many more.