It's A Pain to Be A Princess!

It's A Pain to Be A Princess!

eBook - 2012
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When Princess Nona has simply had enough of being a princess, she leaves her parents' palace and takes her destiny into her own hands, searching for a way of life that's more to her liking. After all, being a fairy tale princess isn't easy. She can't make mistakes, yawn, or scratch her nose. She must be discreet, play the harpsichord, smile all the time, and wait for her Prince Charming to arrive. Children will follow along on Nona's adventures as she tries new things and meets new people as she journeys toward finally figuring out what makes her happy. This story written in verse emphasizes v
Publisher: Chicago : Cuento de Luz SL, 2012.
ISBN: 9788415503859
Characteristics: 1 online resource (36 pages)


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Nov 01, 2013

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SPL_Childrens Sep 18, 2013

If a girl finds that being a princess is a real pain (after all, who really wants to spend the rest of their life tripping over long dresses, walking in shoes that pinch, wearing a heavy crown, taking boring etiquette lessons and waiting for a Prince Charming?), then what can she do?

Princess Nona didn’t wait around for anyone else to answer that question! Knowing that the princess life definitely wasn’t for her, she threw away her crown and went off to find her true destiny.

First, Nona became a pirate. “The plucky princess sailed her ship / With gusto, verve and spleen, / And became the best-known pirate / The world had ever seen!”

Despite her success on the seven seas, Nona decided to try something different after a time. She became a brave knight who rescued cats from trees and snatched helpless princes from the jaws of fiery dragons.

After many knightly adventures, it was time to try something different yet again – something a little safer. Giving up her horse and armour, Nona became a minstrel and storyteller, travelling from town to town to tell stories and rhymes, sing and perform juggling tricks, to the delight of young and old alike.

Nona now realized that she had found her true destiny. In making other people happy as a storyteller, Nona had found her own happiness – and her father, the king, agreed that this was the best choice. “To bring her back / Would make her life a mess / For Nona simply was not born to be / A fairytale princess.”

Carmen Gil’s pleasing tale of following one’s dreams is nicely enhanced with rhyming text and the whimsical art of Daniel Galan.


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