The Ordinary Princess - M. M. Kaye

The Ordinary Princess

By M. M. Kaye

  • Release Date: 2002-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 48 Ratings


Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone's surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!

"This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics . . . Neither Kaye's princess nor her book should be considered ordinary." (School Library Journal)


  • Childhood Favorite

    By Sasha the Housemaid
    This was my very favorite book when I was a kid. It's not too princessey: she's ordinary, after all, and still likes to play and get dirty which I could relate to (tomboy!). My parents threw out my well worn copy after I graduated from college when they redesigned my room into a sewing room. I guess I thought it would be there when I went home to visit. I was quite sad. I actually cried when I found out and they said they didn't know I was attached. So thank you iBooks! This is as sweet as I remember! The illustrations are exactly the same. I always loved the one of the fairy godmother dripping water with a star fish on her head!
  • AWESOME!!!!!!

    By the angie
    It is great! The author is incredibly talented! I am very impressed! I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is truly awesome. It has the perfect amount of fun and creativity. Seriously, all the characters are funny and specially created in a way that makes me smile. I repeat, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Thanks!