A humorous retelling of the Cinderella story with a very modern twist!
Molly the farm girl has always dreamed of being a princess, wearing gorgeous clothes and having a Princely husband. So when the Royal Palace holds a competition to find A PERFECT PRINCESS, Molly enters it. Molly looks the part with her knee-length hair and fine new clothes but can she pass the princess tests? The pea in the mattress, the awful mother-in-law, the dangerous spinning wheel! Using her common sense she finds herself through to the final six princesses and gets her chance to dance with Prince Percy Percival. But is Prince Percival really the man of her dreams? Or is it blue-eyed Stan the blacksmith she's left behind at the farm?
Rebecca Lisle was born in Yorkshire. She trained at Oxford University as a Biology teacher. After having lived in such exciting places as New York and Switzerland, she now lives in Bristol with her husband, two sons, and two cats.
The Practical Princess is a story with a moral but lightly done and it proves a wonderful opportunity for young readers to spot all the other traditional tales that feature princesses. A lovely funny warm hearted story.