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Vande Velde, Vivian
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1997.
IL 3-6  RL 5.0
ISBN: 0152012001
Imagine you live in a dumpy, small kingdom where, even though you're the princess, you have to do the castle laundry.  What's the point in being a princess?  And worse yet, you don't have beautiful flowing golden hair and sparkling sapphire eyes, and you're not tall and willowy-you're short, with a chubby round face.  You see what kind of excitement Jennifer, the princess, lacks, don't you?  Now imagine a handsome prince, with golden hair and deep blue eyes, dressed in white satin, astride a gleaming white horse.  You'd help him too, wouldn't you?  That's Jennifer's first mistake-because Alexander, the prince, although supremely handsome, is also supremely stupid.  So stupid, in fact, that he convinces Jennifer-who's blinded by his beauty-to go through the gate and into the walled-off enchanted forest, where he promptly manages to anger a witch and be put into a sound sleep-forever, unless Jennifer can help him. Fortunately Jennifer finds some help in Norman, who is about her age, and is a new sorcerer. Will Jennifer and Norman get eaten by a giant? Can they save Alexander from the evil witch Malveenya?  Do they want to?  Read and find out! (Stacy Charlesbois,  Adult & Young Adult Services Librarian,,  Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)
SUBJECTS:     Fantasy.


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