The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye

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Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone's surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!

"This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics . . . Neither Kaye's princess nor her book should be considered ordinary." (School Library Journal)

About M. M. Kaye

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M. M. Kaye was born in 1908 in Simla, India, the summer residence of the British viceroy and the city to which she returned every summer for the first ten years of her life. The cool months were spent in Delhi, the capital of British India. At the time, her father was President of the Council of an Indian state then known as Rajputana, and she often accompanied him on official visits to other parts of the country. Kaye's ties with India are strong: her grandfather, father, brother and husband all served the Raj, and her grandfather's first cousin, Sir John Kaye, wrote standard accounts of the first Afghan War, and was Political Secretary of the India Office and the author of a classic six-volume history of the Indian Mutiny. When India achieved independence her husband joined the British Army and for the next nineteen years she followed him to places she would not otherwise have seen, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Egypt, Cyprus and Germany. M. M. Kaye has written a number of detective novels, but is known for her highly successful historical novels, including the bestselling The Far Pavilions, her first book, and Shadow of the Moon. She died on January 29, 2004.
Published March 18, 2002 by Puffin. 140 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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A godmother's final "gift" transforms what should be the luckiest princess and most comely of all (born seventh, a good omen) into an ordinary-looking girl. But that does not stop Princ

Mar 04 2002 | Read Full Review of The Ordinary Princess

Sometimes he calls us to be an ordinary person who lives a life worthy of an extraordinary God.

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