Author(s): Lloyd Jones
Elisa hates being a princess, and would much rather live in the woods with Hans, a prince from a rival kingdom. But when her father, the king, discovers her love for Hans, he locks Elisa in a gloomy tower. Elisa is too brave and too clever to stay locked up. She escapes, dodges capture and finally finds happiness according to her own terms. A brilliant - but not well known - story to inspire girls to be brave and bold. Unlike the main characters of many fairy tales, Elisa is a fun and feisty heroine, who defies a king, refuses to marry, and laughs at pompous, preening knights that everyone else admires. She finds happiness by living her own life under her own terms. Part of the Young Reading Programme Series 1, specially designed for children who are just starting to read on their own. They use everyday vocabulary, and contain several short stories or one story divided into chapters.