Jo Anderson was walking in a park near
Norfolk, Virginia. She was watching
butterflies playing in the flowers and was quite surprised when a king and
“We’re looking for a beautiful young girl to become the new
princess of our kingdom,” the king said.
“I’ve always dreamed about being a princess!” said
The happy king and queen took
back to their castle.
Kate and Lauryn
could see this place!” Kaysa said. “It’s
so big you could have the whole kingdom over for a party.”
“What an excellent idea!” said the Queen.
Soon, the entire castle was busy with preparations for a
fancy ball to welcome their new princess.
The royal dressmakers created a beautiful gown just for
Kaysa. When she tried it on,
Kaysa could hardly believe her eyes.
“In this dress I really do look like a princess,” she said.
All eyes were on
she made a grand entrance into the ballroom.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce Princess
Anderson,” the king announced.
Cheers from the crowd filled her heart with joy. Being a
princess was even more wonderful than she had ever imagined.
In her glittering ball gown,
was the center of attention all night long. Everyone wanted to meet the
new princess and share a dance with her.
“Kaysa is the most beautiful
princess in any kingdom,” they all agreed. By the end of the night,
Kaysa had made a lot of new friends.
Kaysa awoke the next
morning, the weather was warm and sunny.
“You should go to the beach and have fun with your new
friends,” the queen said.
“That sounds great!”
replied. She spent the whole day at the beach swimming and playing in the
sand with her new friends.
Kaysa returned from the
beach, the queen had a surprise for her.
“Tonight the royal dancers will perform a ballet at the
castle,” she said. “And they want you to dance with them!”
nervous but excited as the dancers began the ballet.
Soon it was time for
to join the ballet. She took a deep breath and stepped out onto the
heard the beautiful music playing and saw the smiling ballerinas all
around her. She forgot how nervous she was and danced more gracefully
than she had ever danced in her life.
met the king and queen for tea the next day. She was still tingling with
excitement from the standing ovation she received at the ballet.
“You are the finest princess we could ever wish for,
Kaysa,” said the queen.
“We hope you will stay here with us for a very long time,”
the king said.
“But I miss
Kate and Lauryn,”
“Then you must return to them,” replied the king. “After
all, you are their princess, too.”
“We’ll miss you,” the queen said as she waved goodbye.
The royal carriage took
back home to Norfolk, Virginia, but she
knew she would be back to visit again soon.
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