Friday, 9 March 2012

Little Princesses: The Fairytale Princess by Katie Chase (Children's, 7 years +)

(Such a stunning dress) 
September 2011, Random House Children's Books
Review copy

Themes: castles, princess, magical paintings, scared dragon, idiotic knight, gorgeous princess dresses, mild peril, lots of laughs, a tissue needed for the sweet ending

After her first adventure with Azara, the Persian Princess, Rosie is on the lookout for more Little Princesses around her Great-aunt Rosamund's Scottish castle.

One morning, while she is playing hide-and-seek with her little brother, Luke, Rosie stares up at the old tapestry hanging above the fireplace in the Great Hall. And she sees a girl with long blonde hair, wearing a beautiful medieaval gown standing next to a golden dragon. It must be a Little Princess! As soon as Rosie says hello she is swept away to the kingdom of Tannelaun, where she meets Princess Isabella. Isabella is very upset because her pet dragon, Cedric keep getting hiccups and accidentally burning things with his fiery breath. The villagers have had enough and Isabella's father, the king, says Cedric must be sent away. Will Rosie be able to help Isabella to save Cedric . .?

Nayuleska's thoughts
It's awesome that not only does Rosie live in a real castle, but she helps princesses out thanks to a bit of castle magic which not only takes her into the princess's world but changes her clothes so she fits right in. My favourite part was when Rosie lay down with Princess Isabella against Cedric the dragon Working together with the princess shows Rosie's compassionate nature in this 10/10 read.

Suggested read:
For more princess fun check out Spindle's End by Robin McKinley

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