☆ The Ordinary Princess || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ M.M. Kaye
Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM By M.M. Kaye

Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift Ordinariness Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries or become a Queen When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away, and because she s so oAlong with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift Ordinariness Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries or become a Queen When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away, and because she s so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace And there, much to everyone s surprise, she meets a prince just as ordinary and special as she is This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics Neither Kaye s princess nor her book should be considered ordinary.
  • Title: The Ordinary Princess
  • Author: M.M. Kaye
  • ISBN: 9780671603830
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
This one's for all you fairy tale lovers out there. This is a straight-up, no-holds-barred fairy tale, with lovely princesses who wear crowns and beautiful gowns and genteelly toss golden balls to each other and never get dirty or sweaty--. . . well, actually, this story is mostly about the youngest sister of those princesses, whose fairy godmother took one look at the list of all the gifts this princess received at her christening, like Charm and Courage and Grace and Wit, and promptly decreed, [...]
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Kristin Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
"Violets are blue,Rosemary's green,When I am King,You shall be Queen"This was my absolute favorite book when I was a young girl. Amy, a smart, plucky, decidedly NOT classically beautiful princess, is given at birth the magical gift of being "ordinary". Years later, Amy reaches marriageable age. Since she isn't beautiful and vapid, her parents are quite worried whether any prince will have her, and there's some rash talk of giving her as the prize in a dragonslaying challenge. She doesn't like th [...]
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Carol Clouds ꧁꧂ Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
I don't read many children's books, but I was drawn to this one by its very beautiful cover which was actually the work of the author.The other illustrations in this edition were pleasant enough & done by Faith Jaques.Princess Amethyst was expected to be given the same princessy gifts by the fairy godmothers as her six elder elder sisters - and she did indeed receive charm and wit and grace and courage. But then Crustacea, the most important fairy godmother arrived - & Crustacea was in A [...]
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Dani Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I recently reread it in a fit of nostalgia. I was disappointed that the fantastic 1986 cover has been replaced by some hot mess picture of an elven girl in a green dress. What happened to the 80's princess with freckles, frizzy brown hair, and a ridiculously ornate purple dress? Reading the book as an adult, I was so relieved to read an earnest fairy tale for once. So many "fairy tale princess books" on the market are hideous, smarmy, wink-wink tales [...]
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Algernon Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
[9/10] Long and long ago, when Oberon was king of the fairies, there reigned over the fair country of Phantasmorania a monarch who had six beautiful daughters.They were in every way all that real princesses should be, for their hair was as yellow as the gold that is mined by the little gnomes in the mountains of the north, their eyes were as blue as the larkspurs in the palace gardens, and they had complexions like wild rose petals and cream. This is not their story! Barbie clones with perfect h [...]
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♛Tash Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Mind you folks that this is straight up fairytale released in the 80's , and the target demographic are tweens, so the writing is more classic children's book than YA. I love this precious book nonetheless. This is a story of Princess Amy of Phantasmorania, who has mousy brown hair and a freckled nose, because she was gifted with ordinariness at birth (obviously,her fairy godmother was drunk). (view spoiler)[When she reaches marriageable age, her parents despair because who would want to marry a [...]
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Becky Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Oh my goodness, this was such a delightful book! I'm glad that I picked it up - sometimes it's easy to discount these kinds of books, but this one is a perfect example of why it's silly to do so. Princess Amy is the seventh daughter of King Hulderbrand and Queen Rhodesia. All throughout history, the seventh daughter has been the most beautiful, the most extraordinary princess of them all - but not this time. This time, the most powerful Fairy, Crustacea, is out of patience when she arrives, dela [...]
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Allison Tebo Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
From the authors note at the very beginning I was pulled into the most deliciously whimsical book. Five gloriously, shining stars for this amazing book (bumped it up one)– it is one of the sweetest stories I have read in a long time with a beautiful style, delightful characters, and a sweet and funny message. The beautiful and amazing illustrations are also absolutely charming. This was the perfect bedtime reading - so soothingly and fun. What a joy fairy tales are! What a sadly overlooked and [...]
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Talltree Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Quaint, witty and adorable fairy tale romance novella about an Ordinary but very likeable princess and how she finds her HEA. Would have give it 5 stars if only it wasn't a clean romance. 4.25 stars!
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Lisa Vegan Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Charming book. This would have been one of my favorite books had I read it as a kid. I found it both enchanting and fun to read, reading it for the first time as an adult. A must read for kids & adults, especially young girls & their parents. Love the twist on the standard fairy tale. The illustrations by the author are lovely.I’ll be giving this as a gift to several little girls.
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Deborah O'Carroll Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
First read: 4/16/2015AAAAHHH I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Cute, sweet, hilarious, perfect A whimsical, beautiful, original fairytale. Definitely a favorite! I want to reread it already. Also the illustrations are absolutely fabulous.I loved the plot, the humor, the total fairytale-feel, the Englishness, the Ordinary Princess herself, and of course Peregrine. How it all turned out was just awesome.I. Adored. This. Book. <3Re-Read: 2/26/2016I first read The Ordinary Princess in April last year, a [...]
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Courtney Johnston Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Last night I was so tired that I found myself crying for pretty much no reason. Just those small soft tears that come out and surprise you. I'm five weeks into the job of my life (so far, anyway) and I was exhausted. And scanning my shelves for something soothing to take to bed - something that would both settle my mind and make me happy - I settled on 'The Ordinary Princess'.I remember borrowing and borrowing this book from my primary school library; I can see even now the shelf it sat on. Year [...]
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Elsabet Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
This was the sweetest story. It's very short, but that's just fine, and it has an innocence that is so hard to find these days. Amy is such an endearing character. You sympathize with her at once (because so few off us are drop dead gorgeous) and wish her the best. I first read this when I was eight, and I loved it. I read it again when I was fifteen, and discovered that I loved it even more than my eight-year-old counterpart did. And I still love it. That is probably the best way to tell if a b [...]
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Jessica Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
As delightful as I remembered! The kids really liked it, too! This is sort of a rare thing these days, in that it's a romance for children. Princess Amy's age is never talked about, but the entire book she's trying to dodge a horrible arranged marriage, and falls in love on her own. Sweet and charming, and I'd forgotten what a hilarious satire it is of classic fairy tales.
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Emma Clifton Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
What a delightful and sweet little book! I do love epic stories with action and danger and adventure, but now and then, I need something that's just happy and adorable. This book is a perfect spring read!
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Jeanette Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
It's cute and sweet, with a worthy premise. It was released in the 1980's with a YA designation for teens?? To me, it would be preteen audience fare, even in that era. Some of the names and the fairy tale grandiose designations for some of the under characters! I rather think this dates the whole and in an age tech ravaged children might not fly quite on the same path intended to this frolic. Maybe I'm wrong but it is SO simple a tale that the cutesy-cutesy names might seem almost babyish to the [...]
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TheBookSmugglers Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersOnce upon a time, there was a faraway kingdom called Phantasmorania, ruled by a benevolent King and Queen. This happy royal couple was also blessed with the birth of six beautiful daughters, each princess more beautiful than the last, with rippling blonde hair, jewel blue eyes, and the fairest complexions of palest cream. And, each princess was given the name of a precious stone - Diamond, Opal, Emerald, Sapphire, Crystal, and Pearl. One fine day, the roy [...]
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Cathleen Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
A vintage treasure I found at a yard sale! Absolute adorable!
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Katy Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Wonderful fairy and princess story.
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Cheryl Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Found in a charity shop, so reread again. Didn't know this as a child, but I've read it at least three times as an adult to try to make it up to young me. Reminds me a bit of The 13 Clocks and Many Moons by James Thurber, or The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame or even The Light Princess by George MacDonald if you like any in my list here, read the others too.
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Chelsea Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
One of my all-time favorite books, and one I reread regularly. When Princess Amethyst is born, her (slightly creepy) agreeableness prompts the oldest and crankiest of the fairies to give her the gift of ordinariness. And what a gift! Amy's fate suddenly takes a sharp turn, which results in mistaken identities, dragons, fake portraits, jewelry made from trees, and grandly named woodland animals.Charming, quirky, and one of those rare books that presents a fully-formed world quite removed from our [...]
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Ekaterina Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
This is such a cute and lovely book! This book is one of my favorite books because every time I read the book, I know that I will feel happy reading the book. I also love how the book is like a breath of fresh air. It's like the original fairy tales, but it is fun and light. It isn't dark like some fairy tales.
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Diane Lynn Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
An interesting little fairy tale by one of my favorite authors. I bumped it up to 4 stars because of the wonderful illustrations by the author. I didn't know MM Kaye could draw so well. I think young girls would like this story.
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Clara Biesel Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
Utterly charming. Can be read aloud in one evening. I love it.
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Hannah Walsh Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
First Read in 2012 Absolutely precious <3I was like "awwwww!!" the whole time. Awwwwww!!Re-read in 2015
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Churin Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
"Lavender's blue, Rosemary's green,When I am King,You shall be Queen"*me: inserting some "dilly dilly" to the lyrics just like in Cinderella live action movie*Yesssss finally I had the chance to read this amazing amazing mother-of-inspirations book!I keep seeing the recommendation of this book practically in every favorite middle-grade fairy tale retelling of mine. And yep, I definitely see the similarity between those books with this! All the ordinary-ness and the charming, quirky main characte [...]
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Chi Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
I hadn't read this in years, but when I found it again, I finished it in one sitting. :)I'm glad to find (and report) that this book is still as sweet, charming, and wonderful as it was when I first read it as a teenager. This is definitely a book that I'd want my daughter to check out, when she has the patience to read something more than a picture book.
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Amber Lynn Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
WonderfulMy daughter just finished this book and she absolutely loved it. I highly recommend for young girls who live to read.
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Katy Noyes Nov 17, 2018 - 04:56 AM
What a refreshingly contemporary feel to this princess-needs-a-husband story. In true fairytale style, the seventh princess is blessed with gifts by a host of fairies, but as her father fears, it goes wrong and one slightly bitter fairy 'blesses' her with ordinariness. So no golden curls, stunning beauty and sublime grace for Princess Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne. Her dark hair and freckles make Amy (no ordinary princess can be called anything else) stop every suitor [...]
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The Ordinary Princess By M.M. Kaye Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift Ordinariness Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries or become a Queen When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away, and because she s so oAlong with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift Ordinariness Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries or become a Queen When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away, and because she s so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace And there, much to everyone s surprise, she meets a prince just as ordinary and special as she is This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics Neither Kaye s princess nor her book should be considered ordinary.

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