The Mischievous Princess

Paula Franklin, Author Silver Burdett Press $0 (27p) ISBN 978-0-382-09179-7
King Albert and Queen Charlotte have endured Princess Rosina's tricksfrom a rat on a dinner platter to a fish in the bathbut now King Albert decides to advertise for a prince (hoping that once their daughter gets married she'll live far enough away so that her pranks can't reach them). Prince Roderick answers the ad, and King Albert insists that he undergo three ordeals to win Rosina's hand. First, the prince must eat a huge cake by dawn, a task which seems im possible until the king sneaks away to help him. Secondly, Roderick must sew a dress for Rosina by dawn; this time the queen comes to his aid. Rosina decides that his third ordeal will be to walk a tightrope between two towers, believing that she's successfully postponed matri mony, until she finds out that the prince isn't a princehe's an acrobat. With the tables turned, Rosina falls in love, and the rest of the story ends predictably. Costa's drawings show off the spunky princess and her beleaguered parents to funny, full advantage, saving this tale from a rather feeble ending. (38
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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