The Witch Who Wanted to Be a Princess

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It's as true today as it was a thousand years ago--some witches want to be princesses.
Like Bella. She dreams of big castles, silk gowns, and jewels. But the Grand Wizard has placed a moratorium on witches turning themselves into anything, especially princesses, and Bella's dream turns to dust. Clever Bella has another plan: marry a prince. A handsome one, if they haven't all been turned into frogs. And with a little online dating help that's exactly what she sets out to do.

This funny story will have readers spellbound and laughing out loud at Bella's sweetly enchanting attempts to hook her handsome prince. Magical illustrations enhance this delightful tale.

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About the Author:

Lois Grambling is the author of more than twenty children's books, including CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS REEDER? and CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? She lives in Binghamton, New York.

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Grambling (Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please?!?!) swoops down on a broomstick of her own and pulls readers aboard for some full-throttle storytelling. A feisty and accomplished witch named Bella wants to "live in a big castle, and wear silk gowns, dainty glass slippers, and a jeweled crown." Unable to cast a spell on herself that will do the job, she settles on marrying a prince and because this pointy-hatted heroine lives in a witty hodgepodge world that's a cross between Once Upon a Time and the 21st century, she finds what she's looking for in the personal ads. A familiar lesson about the value of self-esteem lurks in these pages (Bella feels the appropriately witchy wart on the end of her nose makes her "more beautiful than she already was"), but her Prince Charming's uncanny resemblance to Frankenstein makes the moral easy to swallow. Grambling's jaunty matter-of-factness gets ratcheted up to slapstick in Love's (First Day Jitters) busy if slightly unappetizing pictures. Heavy on bruised purples and greens, the pictures are chockablock with creepy details, from Bella's fingerless fishnet gauntlets and pea-colored fingernails to her cat's spike collar. Crowded spreads add to the visual discomfort an effect that might just strike the target audience as gleeful mayhem. Ages 3-9.
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