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By Steve Smallman
Published by QEB Publishing on 2017-08-01
A bored princess switches places with a shepherd boy—and then decides to make her new job more exciting.
Smallman changes the mischief-maker’s gender and adds a few flourishes, but by concocting a happy ending he turns a psychologically acute cautionary tale into a superficial lesson. Pouting at her castle window, Princess Arabella sees how happy Tom the shepherd looks down below, so she has her soldiers drag the reluctant lad away to be washed in scented bubble bath and “forced to eat fancy food.” Meanwhile ...
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