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< h4> < center> Once upon a time... < /center> < /h4> < p> < i> A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.< /i> < /p> < p> All the familiar ingredients, hut why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything? < /p> < p> Gad Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto They are transformed — and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings: < /p> < blockquote> < i> The Fairy's Mistake< br> The Princess Test< br> Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep< /i> < /blockquote> < p> Happily ever after has never been so hilarious < /p>

Synopsis:

Once upon a time...

A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.

All the familiar ingredients, hut why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?

Gad Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed — and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:

The Fairy's Mistake

The Princess Test

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!

Synopsis:

Once upon a time...

A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.

All the familiar ingredients, but why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?

Gail Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed — and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:

The Fairy's Mistake
The Princess Test
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Dave At Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and her Princess Tales books: The Princess Test, The Fairy's Mistake, Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle's Sake and The Fairy's Return. She is also the author of the picture book Betsy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Scott Nash.

Gail, her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, live in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley.

In Her Own Words...

"I grew up in New York City. In elementary school I was a charter member of the Scribble Scrabble Club, and in high school my poems were published in an anthology of student poetry. I didn't want to be a writer. First I wanted to act and then I wanted to be a painter like my big sister. In college, I was a Philosophy major, and my prose style was very dry and dull! My interest in the theater led me to my first writing experience as an adult. My husband David wrote the music and lyrics and I wrote the book for a children's musical, Spacenapped that was produced by a neighborhood theater in Brooklyn.

"And my painting brought me to writing for children in earnest. I took a class in writing and illustrating children's books and found that I was much more interested in the writing than in the illustrating.

"Most of my job life has had to do with welfare, first helping people find work and then as an administrator. The earlier experience was more direct and satisfying, and I enjoy thinking that a bunch of people somewhere are doing better today than they might have done if not for me."

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emmejo, August 16, 2012 (view all comments by emmejo)
This book features three playful re-tellings of classic fairy tales.

In"The Fairy's Mistake" a fairy rewards one kindly girl of a set of twins with the ability to produce gems when she speaks, and curses the greedy other to let loose bugs and reptiles when she speaks. However, soon the consequences of the reward make it seem like a curse, while the other sister learns to take advantage of her curse to get what she wants.

"The Princess Test" features a pampered, delicate girl, who despite being a poor commoner, might be able to pass the royal tests that would allow her to marry a prince.

"Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep" is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty that puts more focus on the other fairies' gifts in creating Sonora's character and gives us a separate storyline about the prince, so his braving the castle seems natural.

These stories are geared for a younger audience than some of her more famous works (Ella Enchanted, Ever, etc.) and are told in more of a classic, formal fairytale format with less focus on detailed plot and more on character interaction and speedy progression. This means that sometimes events seem rather sudden and unexplained, but if you can set aside this sometime jarring fact, this makes a silly, light read. I particularly liked the final tale, and though it was a clever expansion of an often trite and passive story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060518417
Author:
Elliott, Mark
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Illustrator:
Elliott, Mark
Author:
Carson Levine, Gail
Author:
Elliott, Mark
Author:
by Gail Carson Levine and Mark Elliott
Location:
New York
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Nursery rhymes
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Princess Tales
Series Volume:
C 2 KBR/01-6
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.57x5.15x.59 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
07-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

Once upon a time...

A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.

All the familiar ingredients, hut why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?

Gad Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed — and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:

The Fairy's Mistake

The Princess Test

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!

"Synopsis" by ,

Once upon a time...

A kind sister and a cruel one. A charming prince. A spiteful fairy. A hundred-year snooze. A pea under a pile of mattresses. A kiss.

All the familiar ingredients, but why is the punished sister happy? Where did that extra prince come from, and what does a flock of balding sheep or a fleck of tuna in a chocolate cake have to do with anything?

Gail Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over three well-known fairy tales, and presto! They are transformed — and sparklingly funny-in these delightful retellings:

The Fairy's Mistake
The Princess Test
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Happily ever after has never been so hilarious!

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