Here is a sweet little story called CLEVER ELODY about a poetic prince and the poor girl he loves. All seems hopeless -- until Elody teaches the prince how to turn one borrowed chicken into perfect bliss.
Here is the first line:
Elody was beautiful – which, as she told everyone, wasn't her fault
– and clever, which was only natural because she read everything
she could get her hands on.
And the last two lines:
Then they were truly
happy with what they had – each other, and a chicken. Which is all
anyone really needs.
It is written at about middle grade level, but also makes a perfect read-aloud for fairytale-loving younger ones.
Right now you can get CLEVER ELODY at AMAZON, but it will be available at Barnes and Noble soon. If you'd like a review copy in any format, let me know!