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Publisher's Summary

When Rosellen receives a book of fairy tales as a birthday gift, she decides to use its stories as a guide for her own life. From enchanted frogs to lost slippers to 100-year naps, Rosellen wants to be a really-truly Princess just like the ones in her book.

Follow Rosellen through five fairy-tale inspired escapades as she discovers that real life problems can't always be solved in story-book style - even if you are a Princess!

©2017 Amanda Kastner (P)2017 Amanda Kastner

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Delightful!

A wonderful reading of an charming story. Rosellen is an endearing character, and my children and I have enjoyed getting to know her. I highly recommend also getting the hard copy, because the story is greatly enhanced by the charming illustrations!

My older children were initially less impressed by the characterization in the audio performance, but I think it may grow on them; we all love the story. And we did wonder why the reader pronounced “Rosellen” the way she did, since it was not quite what we had heard in our heads. But then she has a lovely British accent, and we do not.

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Charming and such winning voice acting!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Really-Truly Princess to be better than the print version?

This Audible version enhances the print version. Sarah Kempton's accents for all the characters are darling and perfect. We love this!

What other book might you compare A Really-Truly Princess to and why?

If you love traditional fairy tales, this is a new spin on a bunch of them. Truly unique and fun.

What does Sarah Kempton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The perfect English accents and different voices for each character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

She wanted to make sure she was *really* a princess!

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Fun story, funny antics

If you could sum up A Really-Truly Princess in three words, what would they be?

Fun childhood antics

What did you like best about this story?

Approachable story with great characters. Good sized chapters with self contained stories that connect well into the overall narrative. I love the antics that are inspired by princess stories.

Have you listened to any of Sarah Kempton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any of Sarah's other works but she does a great job on this book. Love it!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It would be a fun book to listen to in a single sitting but we have been taking it a chapter at a time with my girls at bedtime.

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Love the book and the performance. My 5 yr old was hesitant during the first chapter but even she has been enjoying it after that.

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"I want to listen to it 100 times!"

What did you love best about A Really-Truly Princess?

I loved the way the audiobook brought an already favorite book even more alive to my daughters. My 8-year-old daughter told me, "Mom, I don't want to just listen to it 1 time. I want to listen to it 100 times!"

Who was your favorite character and why?

My girls love Rosellen because she tries so much to be like storybook princesses when she's a real life princess.

What does Sarah Kempton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

My daughters loved the way she gave each character a unique voice. The narrator's beautiful, lilting accent was very pleasant to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fairy Tale Meets True Life

Any additional comments?

Even my 6-year-old son is already hoping for a sequel. "She's a really good writer," he said.

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Charming

Charming retelling of well-loved fairy tales, wrapped up within an overall story of young Princess Rosellen and her Family. My grandchildren (9 and 7) loved hearing the stories, so engagingly narrated, we were all entertained and caught up in this fantasy world. More please.