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Levine, Gail Carson
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0060000945
Patsy is a happy little two-year-old girl.  Her parents give her a sprig of parsley and from that moment on, she will eat nothing but parsley. Now, the only place to get parsley in the Kingdom is in the garden of the fairy Bombina.  There's not much to worry about though since she's gone.  But, she returns unexpectantly and catches Patsy's (who is now called Parsley) father stealing from the garden.  Hearing the tale of the young child, Bombina asks to meet the little girl.  When she does, she falls instantly in love with the beautiful little girl.  She asks that Parsley come live with her and be her daughter.  Her parents agree since they know that Parsley will be well taken care of.  As the years go by, Parsley grows into a fine young lady.  She has the most beautiful smile -- if you can overlook the green teeth.  When Bombina accidentally turns Parsley into a toad, she feels her life is over.  What will happen to poor little Parsley?
SUBJECTS:     Fairy tales.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Princes -- Fiction.


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