1. The story comes from the fairy tale, “Toads and Diamonds,” in which a pretty and sweet girl does a favor for a fairy and is rewarded by having flowers and jewels drop from her mouth whenever she speaks. A passing prince falls in love with her pretty sweetness or sweet prettiness and reasons that the falling jewels can be her dowry. They live happily ever after.

    Hey! I thought. He couldn’t really love her. They just met. He loves the jewels. So the book sets the fairy tale straight.”

    -Gail Carson Levine


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