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Princess For Hire

Princess for Hire

A joyously funny, sharp and insightful debut novel for tween girls.

When a flawlessly dressed woman steps out of a giant bubble and wants to know NOW if you’d like to become a substitute princess, do you a) run b) faint c) say yes! For Desi, who’s been seeking some glamour in her life, the answer has to be c)! As her new agent, Meredith, explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies some ancient Egyptian ‘royal rouge’ she can temporarily transform into the lookalike of any princess who needs a sub. Dream come true, right?
But Desi soon discovers that the job involves more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when tribal villagers turn up to watching you perform a ceremonial dance you don’t know? Or when a princess’s sweetheart turns up to break things off – and you’re sure she would want you to change his mind? Desi’s always dreamed of making an impact with her life and now she’s all set to do just that – one royal fiasco at a time!

To follow: Two more stories about Desi as she returns to life as a princess sub. Boyfriends, beauty pageants and high school – easy. An ex-best friend, an evil agent, and a kingdom in chaos – not so much!

Rights details

USA/Canada: Hyperion (March 2010)
UK/Commonwealth: Egmont UK (February 2010)
Netherlands: Unieboek BV
Turkey: Artemis Yayinlari

Film/TV: Greenhouse - with co-agent Jason Dravis, Monteiro Rose