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A look into the life of the royals

Luci Hand

Luci Hand

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Updated: October 16, 2013 6:22AM



Princess Diana conquered the world. Now, we have Princess Kate to delight us.

I keep telling my granddaughters that Prince Harry is still eligible. Little girls continue to dream about being a princess. I wanted to be Queen Elizabeth.

E. S. Redmond introduces us to “The Unruly Queen.” This young lady, Minerva von Vyle, is very spoiled and generally obnoxious.

To quote, “(She) was a mischievous child who was coddled and spoiled and allowed to run wild.” She threw fits every day.

Her parents were rich and preoccupied and we watch as Minerva continues to terrorize the home. She had 52 nannies in 52 weeks.

Then, enters the 53rd. Minerva was standing on a chair, refusing to eat and ordering everyone around.

The new nanny quietly crowned her “The Unruly Queen” and brought out a wonderful crown. Nanny then tells her the about her new castle and kingdom and Minerva realizes that she will be living in a cave with beasts.

When she protests, she is told that that is what happens to queens who never behave.

The challenge is thrown and Minerva sets out to prove that she can be a “true” queen and behave royally. I cannot remember a better use of reverse psychology. This is a delightful story of the rewards of good behavior.

In “You Can’t Eat A Princess,” brought to us by Gillian Rogerson, we join Princess Spaghetti getting ready for a big party with lots of food.

When she goes to get her dad, King Cupcake, she finds him gone and in his place, a ransom note. The kidnappers are from another planet.

The royal soldiers refuse to go to the king’s rescue, so Princess Spaghetti sets off in the royal rocket. We watch as she flies through space, and lands on a planet of aliens who want to eat her and her dad, whom she finds soaking in a hot kettle.

Princess Spaghetti cows the aliens and takes her father back home. Several of the aliens follow them home and they all enjoy the enormous party that was planned in the beginning.

Do not read this on an empty stomach as all the food will make you hungry.

“Kitty Princess and The Newspaper Dress” is presented by Emma Carlow.

Kitty Princess was once the rudest princess in town. Miss Mouse, her fairy godmother, has trouble one morning with her magic. Kitty Princess is not amused.

Since Mouse can’t provide the things she wants, Kitty Princess goes shopping.

We watch as she goes into the wrong store and demands things they do not sell. Rudely.

Jewelry in the diner, dress at the news-stand, shoes at the produce stall. When she is ready to claim her orders for the big ball, she finds some unusual items to wear.

When she arrives at the ball, she is so “strange,” the butler won’t let her in.

She apologizes to Mouse who takes pity and fixes her up for the ball. She has learned her lesson, but Prince Quince rudely demands a dance so she turns him into a frog.

This is a great new Cinderella for my favorites shelf.



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