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Not Your Average Princess

Check out these stories of spunky princesses who march to the beat of their own drum.

Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson

Cinderella and Cinder Edna, who live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, have different approaches to life; and, although each ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other!

Do princesses make happy campers? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Through rain and sunshine, fairy houses and fishing, this happy camper discovers that lots of fresh air and looking on the bright side are all a girl needs to make her a princess.

The kite princess [kit] by Juliet Clare Bell

Princess Cinnamon's stuffy parents want her to look grand, wearing the finest clothes and jewels, and study deportment, but Cinnamon longs to be wild and free.

Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes! Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential. 

The paper bag princess by 1945- Robert N. Munsch

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth's castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

The princess and the pizza by Mary Jane Auch

An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.

Princess Truly in I am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt

Princess Truly's rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, diversity, and dreaming big.

Princess Nin is a firefighter, Princess Gilda is a supermarket cashier, Princess Agnes is retired, and Princess Liang is in a wheel chair. This gallery of princesses gives visibility to lot of women who do not fit with the traditional conception of a princess.