Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Little Names, Big Stories: The Ordinary Princess

Little Name: M. M. Kaye
Big Story: The Ordinary Princess
Chosen by: Emily Rachelle

GoodReads Description: 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! 

Why this story is so big to me:
(sung to the tune of "Lavender's Blue," a song from the book)

Amy is sweet, dilly dilly,
Peregrine's a dream,
The castle's a bore, dilly dilly,
Unlike forests green.

When Amy leaves, dilly dilly,
Plot twists ensue,
Love's not the plan, dilly dilly,
But 'twill find you!


  1. That song is genius. Just saying. :)

    1. Thanks! Haha, I'm not much for songwriting, but I really love the original song and I thought that'd be a cute way to sum up all the amazing bits and pieces in this book.