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- DescriptionWhat would you give up to be beautiful? I don't mean attractive, or pretty or any other term you could conjure up to describe that thing most women seek to be or most men seek to be with. I mean staggeringly beautiful, men falling at your feet with hopeless adoration as they gaze upon you dumbfounded. That beautiful. I could become that beautiful if I chose, but only with a steep price. Would you pay the price? Does that call to your heart? It doesn't call to mine. Yes, when I look at the girl in the mirror, I see a young woman of average height and slight build. I see her lovely emerald green eyes and I see her coarse, orange hair poking out in all directions like some unnatural haystack. I see the forty-seven warts that line her face, which accompany one large lump and two small boils. You'd probably think that I would be more than eager to trade for the great gift of beauty because I kw some, if t all of you, would call me hideous. But I don't think of myself as ugly. I think of myself as powerful, strong and fierce - for I have magical powers - powers that amaze and terrify me at times. And today is the most important day of my life, because today my mother will say the words over me and seal my fate. For I, Olive, am the last of the Winwwood and this is my story. Based on the award winning screenplay of the same name, The Ugly Princess will take you on an amazing adventure filled with twists, turns and an ending that will take your breath away because it is also a love story of the most unusual, magical kind. In the tradition of The Princess Bride (with somewhat less whimsy) and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Smith's debut is a fairy tale in a new world.... The twists along this charming road make for an enchanting journey. -- Kirkus Reviews -- If you are looking for a love story, magical, powerful princesses, and horrible witches, the Ugly Princess is written for you. Come meet Olive, the last of the Winwwood, and let her take you on a magical adventure that will have you cheering.
- Author BiographyI am an award-winning screenplay writer with a deep love of fairytales. After watching yet another movie where a beautiful, helpless princess was saved by an equally beautiful prince, I started wondering... What would happen if the princess wasn't beautiful, but was kind, strong, and courageous? What if, instead of being saved, she was the one who saved the day? Because such a story had yet been untold, I decided to tell it myself. My debut book, The Ugly Princess, is based on the screenplay of the same name, which won numerous screenplay awards, including the Best Drama Screenplay Competition Award in the 2001 Austin Film Festival. I dedicate my book to all the young girls who stand on the sidelines wishing they too could be beautiful, in the hopes that they will find in its pages the encouragement to open their eyes to their own magic and realize how beautiful they truly are and the power they already wield.
- Author(s)Henderson Smith
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication20/02/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight349 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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