Bored, bored, bored. It’s all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It’s less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors.
But things around the kingdom get pretty interesting when Princess Patricia Priscilla disguises herself as a peasant and starts attending the village school. She may not be spending her days in the comfort of the castle, clothed in silk, but at least life in the village is fun. It doesn’t hurt that the new schoolmaster is young and handsome.
In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.
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Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate--for a week. Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, "Pat," and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants, and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.
A Q&A with Lois Lowry, Author of The Birthday Ball
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Lois Lowry has not always been a writer. She was once royalty. But she quit when she discovered that there were unsavory suitors involved. Since she stopped being a princess, she has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Gooney Bird Greene series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered countless honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals. Look for the Gooney Bird Greene series, The Giver, Number the Stars, The Willoughbys, and more from Lois on audio from Listening Library. Visit the author’s website at www.loislowry.com.
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803077462071.0
Descripción Listening Library, 2010. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: Brand New. unabridged edition. 3 pages. 6.25x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0307746208