Argh! Twelve-year-old Crown Prince Nero is lost again. How will he ever lead the Blackfly Kingdom? His fairy godfather gave him a magnetic personality to make him charming.
Only now he’s a trouble-magnet--for compasses, maps and magical creatures. Worse, his royal mom has kidnapped St. Nicholas. Nero's got to map out a rescue right away!
WHY READ SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES?
A fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra!
If only they'd remember the training wheels! Yiiiiiiikes!
Whether it's speaking up at a feast, or reading a map in a strange kingdom, these Tales are all about finding more magic in life.
For ages 9 to 12. Stories can be read in any order.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:
Book 1 Trouble With Parsnips:
“Kids will love every quirky thing about it!” --Kristi Wientge, author, KARMA KHULLAR’S MUSTACHE
“I love the premise of hiding in plain sight. The concept that a kid could go through childhood - and life - without feeling they are being heard or seen is such an important topic . . . I know a lot of kids will be drawn to this!” --Halli Gomez, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK
“Emotionally engaging. I feel much sympathy for [the nameless princess], yet at the same time her parents and all their inadequacies are so endearing.” --Michelle Leonard, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME, Young Adult (Sci-Fi Anthology for ages 12+)
“I love all the rich details like the Blackflies, the goldfish in the moat, the sluices carrying the desserts . . .” --Karin Lefranc, author, I WANT TO EAT YOUR BOOKS
Praise for Book 2: Lost With Leeks
"delightful funny book that captures the readers heart from start to finish. A wicked Queen, hot air balloons, a friendly yellow dragon and a Prince with a lot of responsibility and a huge talent for getting lost make for a hilarious journey. . . will definitely be sharing it with my grandchildren." -Sharon Walker
"a wonderful and fantastical story. . .a great read for older elementary children. . .enjoyed discovering this whimsical world, watching Nero overcome his obstacles, and seeing the growth of characters through the story. . ." -Christina Newcomb
"Very cute story. I can't wait to read it with my girls! As someone who has no sense of direction, I love that Nero is directionally challenged also. I hope there are more books to follow. I'd love to read about the other characters or even more adventures with Nero." -Charlotte's Reviews (Goodreads)
Praise for Book 3: Under Pressure With A Squash
"Whimsy and adventure at every turn! . . . another wonderful read. Funny, delightful and whimsical story of two royal siblings who learn what leadership requires. Smiles for readers of all ages who will relate with the troubles these two face in doing what must be done - whether it's learning multiplication tables or utilizing archery skills!"
—Eileen Schnabel, author, ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SUBMARINE