Jane Yolen’s classic easy-to-read tells the story of Princess Miserella. She’s beautiful on the outside, but inside she’s a total mess. Spoiled, rude, obnoxious—bring on the adjectives! Plain Jane, on the other hand, has a face to match her name but a sweet and loving nature that earns her three wishes from a fairy. Then Miserella’s horrible manners infuriate the fairy so much that she ends up throwing them all into a deep sleep. Will the handsome prince kiss the right girl?
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Featured in the PBS series Long Ago and Far Away; recommended in Jim Trelese’s Read Aloud Handbook.