TITLE: MY NOT SO PRINCESS
GENRE: MG FAIRY TALE
As she grew older, it became obvious to Princess Evelyn Kingston that she wasn't going to be the perfect princess her parents hoped for.
1. She couldn't sew a decent stitch.
2. Her handwriting's been compared to chicken scratches.
3. Animals hated her. A lot. (They used to like her once upon a time, but after having to clean her room for thirteen years, they went on strike.)
4. She wasn't pretty.
Okay, maybe the last one wasn't entirely true. Evie was sort of pretty with her blond hair and bright blue eyes. But in the land of fairy tales, sort of pretty was equivalent to ordinary. Like her mother said, she was no Cinderella.
Besides, blue eyed blond princesses were a dime a dozen around here. Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty took care of that.
Thankfully, Evie didn't care.
She didn't care that she wasn't the fairest of the land. Not even of her land which consisted of ten acres and twenty families. She'd rather be out slaying dragons and rescuing villagers than sit around waiting for a prince to come marry her.
"Princess Evelyn! Princess Evelyn!" Mrs. Chester, the housekeeper, burst into the alcove where Evie was sewing with her cousin, Alanna. "It finally came!"
"What came?" Evie asked, yanking on the tangled threads.
"Your storybook! The queen had it specially designed and delivered by CPS," she said brightly, shoving a large leather tome forward.
"CP--Oh, right. Crane Parcel Service."