Garden Princess

Genre: Middle Grade

Garden Princess

Performed by:
Kate Reinders

Princess Adela has always been more than a little unconventional. She would rather work in her garden than find a husband—much to her step-mother’s dismay—and Adela’s version of happily ever after involves traveling the world and collecting rare plant specimens. So when the opportunity arises to attend a garden party thrown by Lady Hortensia, whose beauty is rumored to be rivaled only by the loveliness of her gardens, Adela cannot resist inviting herself, even if it means wearing a too-tight dress and impractical shoes.But the moment Adela sets eyes on Hortensia’s garden, she knows something is amiss. Every single flower is in bloom—in the middle of October! Not only that, but a talking magpie is stealing the guests’ jewels. Is it possible that magic is involved? Can Adela get to the root of the mystery before it’s too late?

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 5 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Kristin Kladstrup

Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel The Book of Story Beginnings and the picture book The Gingerbread Pirates, illustrated by Matt Tavares. About Garden Princess, she says, “I love gardens and books about princesses, so it doesn’t surprise me that the story combines these two favorite things. What does surprise me is the magpie. I didn’t expect him to show up!” Kristin Kladstrup lives with her family near Boston.
Kate Reinders

Kate Reinders is a musical theater actress, who has performed as lead in several Broadway shows. Reinders played the role of Glinda in the 2005 Chicago production of Wicked; for this role, she received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role.

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