Short Princess Stories for Kids

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Boys and girls alike will enjoy this collection of short stories about princesses. The characters present the role of a princess in different ways, from a warrior princess to a princess who doesn't act like one at all. Kids will enjoy the variety!

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Princess Pinecone, a warrior princess, was excited for her birthday. This year she knew exactly what gift she wanted: a warrior's horse. To her disappointment, she gets a small, round pony instead. She tries to train it, and decides to do her best in the upcoming battle. As the battle of dodge balls and spitballs rages, things get intense. But, Princess Pinecone never gives up! When she's ready to unleash her fury, the other warriors are overcome by the cuteness of her small, round pony.

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

A depressed prince has given up hopes of ever finding a princess to marry. He's so picky that he manages to find fault with all those he meets. When a young woman arrives soaking wet at his doorstep, he doesn't believe she's a princess. That's when his mother, the old queen, has an idea. She places a pea under a stack of 20 mattresses. The young woman has a restless night with little sleep. In the morning, she's sure a rock or some hard object in the bed bruised her. To the prince and the queen, this is a sign that the woman is a princess and the prince marries her in the end!

The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch

Princess Paulina needs a job when her father decides to give up his throne. She isn't too happy or successful with her first few attempts, and has to think of something quick. When she finds out the Prince Drupert is looking for a bride, she decides to give royalty a try again. Paulina is surprised to find so many other girls interested in becoming his princess. The girls take a series of tests including the old pea under the mattress test, writing an essay, and the familiar glass slipper test. In the final task, Paulina is expected to cook a dinner and she ends up inventing pizza! She decides royalty isn't for her after all, and opens up a pizza parlor instead of marrying the prince!

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