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Trouble With Parsnips: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale, #1
Trouble With Parsnips: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale, #1
Trouble With Parsnips: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale, #1
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Trouble With Parsnips: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale, #1

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"Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . . " -Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


It's like The King's Speech, but for kids.

When it's save-the-kingdom time, a nameless princess has to use her whole toolbox. . .

Can she finally use the one tool that's never worked. . .her quiet voice?

Organizing a party is hard! When you're a behind-the-scenes inventor princess, it's even worse.

But when your royal parents fall ill with croquet fever? All they want to do is play croquet!

The pressure's on!

Then your royal aunt burns down the castle. . .

And your fairy godmother's booby-trapped gift means. . .

No one hears you at all!

What's a princess to do?


Whether it's speaking up at a feast, reading a map or taking a test in a strange kingdom, these TALES are all about finding more magic in life.

One lucky child gets the perfect leadership gift. If only the fairies would remember the training wheels!


For ages 9 to 12. Read in any order.

Perfect for fans of funny, fast-paced fairy tales and for parents or grandparents looking for entertaining adventure stories. . .with a side of handy life skills.



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 . . . that a kid could go through childhood - and life - without feeling they are being heard or seen . . . I know a lot of kids will be drawn to this!"
--Halli Gomez, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK

"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

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, grandparent.
"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)

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

Release dateOct 4, 2018
Trouble With Parsnips: A Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale, #1

Laurel Decher

LAUREL DECHER The joys we discover early can turn into life-long fascinations. I write to challenge readers ages 9 to 12 to open all the doors in their lives. Until we reach retirement age, most of us will never again have a window of time, energy, and brain power like this. My books are about enjoying reading superpowers and imagining delightfully silly places, while discovering life's possibilities.

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