Once upon a time, on the Old Tumbledown Farm, in the Middle of Nowhere, in the Forgotten Corner of the Kingdom, deep in the realm of Squerb, two young girls dream of their destinies. Lavender knows that her destiny is to become a fairy-tale princess and is almost certainly going to feature a handsome prince. Eliza is having none of that-her destiny involves battling dragons and giants, vanquishing monsters, and solving mysteries.
Turns out that they are both right . . . though not quite in the way they imagined. When Lavender, tired of waiting around and arguing with Eliza, sets out to find her own prince, she instead runs into the evil count Mordmont (who is most definitely NOT a handsome prince in disguise) and it's up to Eliza to ride to the rescue on their faithful goat, Gertrude!
This funny fairy-tale adventure from debut author Sarah Courtauld sends two sisters on very different quests to battle dragons and trick villains.
Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot was the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award for Fiction Ages 5-9