Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Schanback, Mindy.
New York : Holiday House, 2005
ISBN 0823418472
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Gracie Quicksilver Wright is your typical 14 year old girl.

She loves horses, and she works in her father’s antique shop in the little town of Beach Swept.  Her cousin Wren lives next door.

Oh, and did I mention that her mother believes that she is the Queen of Pannadeau, Royal Miss of the Seven Seas, and the Magnificent Presence?

She claims that her planet was taken over by Goldfish- called Maluxziads.  They are disguised as people, and filled  with water.  The only way to kill them is with *THIS* a special weapon called a Maluxziad Pricker, which looks equally at home on a coronation gown or a football jersey

When defending yourself against a Maluxiad, you must prick them hard enough with the pricker that they explode like a giant water balloon, causing the internal fish creatures to die from lack of water.

Things are going along just fine until Grace and Wren decide to switch places at summer camp.  Grace goes off to Camp Green Long to ride horses and swim.  Wren stays in the tree house and reads books while Grace is off at camp pretending to be Wren.

When Gracie’s mother receives word that 4 mulaxziad fish have landed on Earth and are after the remains of the royal family…Things begin to get a little bit “odd”.

Can Grace save her family from the Goldfish people?

Will Grace and Wren be able to pull of their switcheroo for the rest of the summer?

Find out in “Princess From Another Planet”.   (Bettina Wesloh, Children's Library Associate, Eldersburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library,

SUBJECTS:     Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
                        Princesses -- Fiction.
                        Camps -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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