Garden Princess

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Candlewick Press, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 261 pages
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Dig in to this middle-grade fantasy featuring a horticulturally minded princess, a beautiful butevil witch, and a magpie with a shameful secret.

Princess Adela is not a typical princess. She’s neither particularly beautiful nor particularly graceful, and she’d rather spend her days digging new plots for her garden than listening to teatime gossip. But when her friend Garth is invited to a garden party hosted by Lady Hortensia — whose beauty is said to be rivaled only by the loveliness of her gardens — Adela can’t resist coming along, even if it means stuffing herself into a too-tight dress and donning impractical shoes. But the moment Adela sets eyes on Hortensia’s garden, she knows something is amiss. Every single flower is in bloom — in the middle of October! Not only that, there is a talking magpie flitting about the garden and stealing the guests’ jewels. Is it possible that Hortensia is a witch and the magpie an enchanted prince? And what of the flowers themselves? Will Adela get to the root of the mystery and nip trouble in the bud before it’s too late?
 

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User Review  - scote23 - LibraryThing

It was okay. If you have a younger student hoping for a romantic story in which nothing physical happens more than a hug or some handholding, then it's the story for you! Read full review

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Princess Adela would rather be in the garden than anywhere else, and when one of the gardeners -- a handsome young man named Garth who has been Adela's friend since childhood -- receives an invitation ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
18
Section 4
24
Section 5
34
Section 6
44
Section 7
54
Section 8
64
Section 17
134
Section 18
138
Section 19
142
Section 20
152
Section 21
171
Section 22
178
Section 23
183
Section 24
191

Section 9
71
Section 10
76
Section 11
81
Section 12
87
Section 13
92
Section 14
99
Section 15
112
Section 16
121
Section 25
199
Section 26
206
Section 27
214
Section 28
224
Section 29
234
Section 30
245
Section 31
256
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About the author (2013)

Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel The Book of Story Beginnings as well as the picture book The Gingerbread Pirates, illustrated by Matt Tavares. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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