Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Stanley, Diane.
New York : HarperCollins, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
ISBN 0060775734
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Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful young woman, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. But her wicked new step-mother despised her, and treated her as a lowly servant… Oops! Wrong story…

Once upon a time, in the village of Castle Down, a peasant girl named Bella lived in the humble home of a kindly blacksmith and his family, assuming she was one of his own.  The country was at war, and the world was fraught with danger on all sides. Little did Bella know that her best friend who often came calling was none other than Prince Julian of Moranmoor! And neither of them knew that she wasn’t a peasant at all…she was, in truth, Lady Isabel, abandoned by her noble, but cruel and deranged father in infancy.  There was a terrible plot afoot that placed Bella in danger for her very life…one that would change the kingdom forever!  She found herself caught in a web with no way out…but wait! This is a fairy tale! With the help of a handsome prince, a fairy godmother and a large dollop of enchantment, they all live happily ever after…don’t they? (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.
                        Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
                        Princes -- Fiction.
                        Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.

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