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The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas 2012The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas

by Tony Wilson

Sue deGennaro, illustrator

Peachtree Publishers

5 Stars

Inside Jacket:  All the princesses who want to marry Prince Henrik are beautiful and sensitive. Too sensitive.  They complain about everything.  “If these are real princesses,” Henrik says, “I want to marry the opposite.”  Determined to find someone less delicate, the frustrated prince comes up with a new twist on a time-honored test.  Instead of a stack of mattresses and a single pea, his plan involves a camping mattress, an old sleeping bag, and a whole packet of frozen peas.  But it is not always easy to find the perfect princess, even when she’s right under your nose . . .


“Once upon a time there was a prince called Henrik . . . yes, Prince Henrik; he was the athletic-type who liked camping, and field hockey.  His brother, Prince Hans, gives…

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