The Ordinary Princess

The Ordinary Princess

Book - 1984
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At her christening a princess is given the gift of ordinariness by a fairy, and the consequences of that eventually take her to a nearby palace where, having run away to become a fourteenth assistant kitchen maid, she meets the prince for her.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, c1984
ISBN: 9780385178556
Branch Call Number: J FIC Kaye
Characteristics: xiv, 112 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jul 18, 2015

I found this book as a little girl, and am thrilled to read it to my own little girl. A wonderful story about self worth and contentment. I recommend it for anyone with children.

Dec 03, 2014

I remember first reading this book in third grade, and I never stopped. It was full of wit and whimsy and beauty beyond the words. Amy was absolutely wonderful, and I loved seeing her journey as she breaks from the mold of the Perfect Princess in which her parents and society struggle to cage her. Before, my favorite princess could be chosen from the Disney pantheon circa 2007, where rebellion was Belle actually being able to read. It just gave whole new meaning to 'ordinary' and how ordinary is no flaw. The relevance of the themes of this book will always endure. Amy uses her common sense and her personality over looks or grace.

Mar 11, 2014

This was a very cute story which follows an ordinary girl, and an a boy who just want to be themselves despite the roles they were born into.

crankylibrarian Dec 25, 2011

Princess Amethyst begins life as a typical fairy tale princess: blonde, beautiful and perfect in every way, until her no nonsense fairy godmother decides to shake things up a bit. Invited to the christening over the protests of the apprehensive king, ("I told you it was rash!") the fairy Crustacea proceeds to issue a terrible curse: the princess will be...ordinary. Mousy haired, snub nosed and a bit klutzy, Princess Amethyst (now called Amy) learns to fend for herself in a world that unwisely values beauty over common sense.

lieslok Mar 10, 2011

Every little girl should have this story told to them! This book encourages young female minds that beauty is not everything and that being "ordinary" is a gift that even princes will value. Read this book to your daughter if you want her to believe in her dreams and herself.

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May 15, 2016

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