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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #36: The Extra-Ordinary Princess (clean)

The Extra-Ordinary Princess
Carolyn Q. Ebbitt
Bloomsbury USA Publication
August 2009
336 pages
Hardcover (also ebook and paperback)
Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Fairy Tale
source: Public Library

Amelia, the fourth sister in a line of princesses, is sure her red hair and non-princessy ways–not to mention being the last-born–will mean an easy life of never being queen. But when an ancient curse comes to life, an evil uncle tries to take over their peaceful kingdom, and her three sisters are turned into a tree and two swans, Amelia and her best friend Henry must gather the forces of her magically blessed family, and save Gosling from complete destruction.


This is a fairy tale and as such is scary even if it is a middle school age book.

There is a Princess (four actually), a villain, several good-guys-can't-lead people. A plague takes out the King and Queen, the eldest Princess isn't 18 so the uncle comes to rule for something like six weeks but tricks three of the sisters into giving him the kingdom. This works because he doesn't know about the fourth and when he finds out about her, he tells the people she is dead.

Wow. There were several times I had to put the book down and read something light-hearted. Friends show up unexpectedly but so do enemies!

. . . back to reading

sigh. Bring tissues.

Teamwork. Belief in oneself and in others'. Even one who feels ordinary can be or do something extraordinary.

Good will prevail. . .

and evil will get what is coming to them.

Challenges this counts towards:
Let Me Count the Ways
In the Middle
Library Books
Monthly Mix-up Mania

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