The Plain Princess by Phyllis McGinley

The Plain Princess

By Phyllis McGinley
Level 3

This beautiful fairytale-like story was a wonderful find! The book features some of the best writing for the age level I have read. The book is full of humor, wonderful description, and powerful messages. The story begins as the king sends out a proclamation trying to find someone who can help his daughter be more beautiful. Everyone at the palace is skeptical at first when a poor widow claims she can fulfill the task. But the king and queen finally agree, and a wonderful story unfolds.

(Reviewed by Kate Phillips)

Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 0 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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