Evolved Publishing presents "The Persnickety Princess," the first book in the "Tales from Upon A. Time" series by Falcon Storm. This lower grade adventure is perfect for kids 6-9 years old, though kids a little older are sure to like it too.
High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.
When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.
Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?
And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.
* I won a copy of The Persnickety Princess in a no-obligation giveaway from the author & publisher. The opinion stated here is entirely my own. *
It is a rare thing for a book to make me smile and even more rare for me to laugh out loud while reading. The Persnickety Princess had me doing both. Falcon Storm has created an enchanting story with fun characters and amusing situations. Princess Lavender gets herself into all kinds of trouble as she attempts to fulfill her ideal fantasy of being rescued by a prince. Unfortunately, the prince she wants to rescue her is off to rescue her sister, Princess Petunia. Instead Lavender is rescued over and over by a man she believes to be the prince's squire.
The story moves quickly and is sure to hold a child's attention. The target audience for this book is ages 6 - 9 so it is still a little beyond my four year old. I have no doubt that she will be ready for it soon though even if we do have to stop often for all the inevitable "why" questions and a few vocabulary lessons. At the same time I think the story is fun and interesting enough for readers a bit on the older side of the age range.
The only thing that might make this book even more fun would be a small illustration at the beginning of each chapter to go along with the beautiful chapter headings.
I am so glad that Falcon Storm will be writing more books in this children's series as the first was a complete delight.
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