The Princess Test - Princess Tales, Bk 2 Author:Gail Carson Levine, Mark Elliott (Illustrator) Lost and hungry, wet and sneezing, Lorelei stumbles upon an unknown castle. She is admitted, and finds herself in the middle of the Princess Test. King Humphrey and Queen Hermione have devised this test to find a real princess for their son, Prince Nicholas. But the prince doesn't care about real princesses or imposters. He just wants to mar... more »ry the maiden he loves. Can Lorelei pass the test? Can she win the prince's heart?
In this second of Levine's Princess Tales, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea, she spoofs the notion that any test can prove a person's pedigree, and celebrates true love over blue blood.« less
I liked his book okay. It is a retelling of the Princess and the Pea. I thought the author did a good job of making the story more humorous, updating it for modern audiences and writing it in a humorous tone. A stick is a stick no matter how pretty you make it. This story is a stick. Quick easy read, but still a stick.
In "The Princess Test", King Humphrey has decided it's time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess but he wants to marry her all the same--but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?
In this humorous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," Lorelei must pass many difficult tests in order to prove that she is a true princess and win the hand of Prince Nicholas.