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The Birthday Ball

Lois Lowry

Bored, bored, bored. It's all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It's less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors. Boring. But things around the kingdom get pretty interesting when Princess Patricia Priscilla disguises herself as a peasant and starts attending the village school. She may not be spending her days in the comfort of the castle, clothed in silk, but at least life in the village is fun. It doesn't hurt that the new schoolmaster is young and handsome. In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.

Bored, bored, bored. It's all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It's less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors. Boring. But things around the kingdom get pretty interesting when Princess Patricia Priscilla disguises herself as a peasant and starts attending the village school. She may not be spending her days in the comfort of the castle, clothed in silk, but at least life in the village is fun. It doesn't hurt that the new schoolmaster is young and handsome. In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.
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Bored, bored, bored. It's all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It's less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors. Boring. But things around the kingdom get pretty interesting when Princess Patricia Priscilla disguises herself as a peasant and starts attending the village school. She may not be spending her days in the comfort of the castle, clothed in silk, but at least life in the village is fun. It doesn't hurt that the new schoolmaster is young and handsome. In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elissa Steele

Length:

3h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:30