Saturday, November 14, 2009

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time---and I have had it even longer--probably since 1960ish. I remember learning to read and the joy of being able to read it myself. I read the first story in the book today and suddenly remembered why I loved this book so much. The fairy tale was kind of quirky. The King was poor but was "the manliest of his sex" and his Queen was the "lovliest of hers". They had 19 children and although they were dirt poor they all had charming golden crowns. But let's not forget the young Princess Alicia's bridegroom---Prince Certainpersonio---who, when found, was sitting by himself, eating barley sugar and waiting to be ninety. I know---quirky but fun.

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