Do you have to bend the rules . . . to keep your friends?
Eleven-year-old Prince Vlad is thrilled to be appointed judge for the Magenta Educational Royal Court for Youth.
Unfortunately, his first case is a doozy. His good friends show up in court with an illegal baby dragon! They want him to bend the rules.
Good grief! How can the brand new judge do his duty without losing his friends?
Whether it's speaking up at a feast, reading a map, taking a test in a strange kingdom, or playing by the rules, Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tales are all about finding more magic in your 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 like Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold or E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles. Also for friends of entertaining adventure stories. . .with a side of handy life skills. (Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars, Shannon Hale's Princess Academy or Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle series)
Book 1: Trouble With Parsnips
“Kids will love every quirky thing about it!” --Kristi Wientge, author, KARMA KHULLAR’S MUSTACHE
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)
Holiday spinoff: Trouble at the Valentine Factory
"Gr 4-7–Decher's fourth book in the "Seven Kingdoms" series is a zany story of ingenuity and collaboration. Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull, especially not with fairies popping by to ask for favors and a cranky queen creating candies that will put a spell on anyone who eats them." --Jen McConnel, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
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