Author: Vande Velde, Vivian
Telmund, a story-loving prince and Amelia, a very practical princess, must work together to rescue each other or there will be no happy endings for either of their kingdoms.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.80
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 199859
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
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Booklist - 11/01/2018 Telemund is happy being the youngest son of a royal family—he knows from reading fairy tales that youngest princes are destined for adventure. But when his little brother is born, he suddenly becomes just another middle prince, destined for nothing. That is, until a witch assumes he's bullying his younger brother and curses him to shape-shift into a different creature every time he falls asleep. Meanwhile, in a neighboring kingdom, practical Princess Amelia is doing everything she can to avoid a storybook adventure. Her parents have thrown her a ball, hoping she'll meet her true love, but in the chaos, Amelia is kidnapped by a rival ruler, who plans to marry her to consolidate his own power. When Amelia’s and Telemund's paths cross, they'll have to use their respective skills to help each other out of these jams. The wide-ranging Vande Velde offers up a brief, almost novella-sized adventure in a quick, uplifting read bursting with wit and heart. A spirited introduction to fractured fairy tales for early middle-grade readers. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.