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Happily Ever After

by Anna Quindlen

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Such a cute book about a tomboyish girl who secretly wishes to be a princess. Her aunt gave a her a baseball mitt signed by a Yankees baseball player and she whispers her wish of being a princess to that mitt. She doesn't know that the mitt grants wishes so after revealing her wish to the mitt she finds herself in the medieval times, and she is the princess. The illustrations are great, it is a very good book to read. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
A charming little children's book by a favorite writer of mine, Anna Quindlen. Kate is a tomboyish 4th-grader who occasionally daydreams about being a princess, and this time whispers it into her Eddie Bestelli mitt, a gift from her Aunt Mary. Eddie Bestelli was the batter who hit the home run that won the World Series for the Yankees in 1954, and unbeknown to Kate, the mitt grants wishes whispered to it. So Kate finds herself a princess in medieval times, "rescued" by a show-off glamor-puss prince from several dangers, teaches baseball to the handmaidens, and generally learns that even princesses have to rescue themselves at times. A nice, charming, funny story with many palatable bits of wisdom, and nice drawings by James Stevenson to go along with it. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 16, 2007 |
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Eight-year-old Kate is a tomboy, but not your typical tomboy. She loves baseball and hates wearing dresses, but she can often be found in her room reading a good old fairy tale and imagining herself as the beautiful princess. One day, while dreamily staring at the princess's crown, Kate magically wishes herself into the fairy tale. Now Kate is the princess and she will soon find out that being royalty isn't all that it's cracked up to be. After rescuing herself from the evil knight (the "wimp" of a prince couldn't manage this on his own), teaching a witch and troll to play jacks, and training her ladies-in-waiting in the art of baseball, Kate finds the princess life pretty dull and wishes her way back home. Kate realizes that being her old tomboy self, minus the crown, isn't so bad, and in fact it's pretty great. Author Anna Quindlen's charming story will appeal to all children interested in dragons, knights, adventures, and living happily ever after. (Ages 5 to 9)

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When a girl who loves to read fairy tales is transported back to medieval times, she finds that the life of a princess in a castle is less fun than she imagined.

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