Once Upon a Princess By Christine Marciniak
On the evening of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the small European kingdom of Colsteinburg, violence erupts outside the royal palace, throwing one family’s life into chaos. After a coup in her country, Her Royal Highness, Fredericka Elisabetta Teresa von Boden don Morh (or Fritzi to her friends), wakes up one day no longer a princess. Stuck hiding in a suburban American middle school dealing with mean girls, cafeteria lunches, and teachers who don’t understand (or know about) her unique situation, Fritzi just wants to go home to her kingdom and be a princess again. She turns to social media for help, but will her efforts work or make everything worse? With opposition forces trying to force her father’s abdication from the throne, Fritzi discovers that being a true princess doesn’t come from a title.
“Princess Fredericka tries to rally popular support for her royal family in order to combat a revolt in her home country, Colsteinburg … Children who have faced changes in their circumstances will welcome the message.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Young fans of “The Princess Diaries” will enjoy the story of twelve-year-old princess Fritzi of Colsteinburg, whose first chance to attend a ball is capped off with danger when a coup is attempted against her father.” —Barb
“This was a fun, suspenseful princess adventure with a modern setting. Fritzi is full of heart and strength, but she’s also stubborn, headstrong, and makes mistakes–all of which made me love her more. She’s a great new heroine, and I enjoyed the creative ways she dealt with adversity.” —J.G. Formato
“This is a well written story full of tension, adventure and heart.” —Dorine White