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Introducing Princess Amanda. This engaging, redheaded 11-year-old princess can't wait to spend some time with her very busy parents. But when plans change and she must go to a party for her cousin instead, she decides to find her own fun. She never imagines she'll end up pretending to be an American!Meet American tourist Emily Chornak, an energetic, redheaded 11-year-old who is accompanying her parents on a business trip to England. Emily hopes to sightsee with her parents, but business has to come first so she is sent on a "kiddie" tour of the city. When the tour group visits a palace, Emily finds herself mistaken for a party guest. The Duchess of York takes readers into the fascinating world of a princess's life and introduces two marvelously different but equally appealing characters. Together Amanda and Emily form a friendship that shows how wonderful it is to be exactly who you are.

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ISBN-13: 9780440412137
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/06/1997
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

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"Amanda!" He burst out laughing. "An American accent! How did you manage that? Listen, everybody! Listen to what Amanda's learned how to do!" He beckoned with his arm, and several boys and girls came over.

"Go on--say something," Cousin George said encouragingly. "I think it's smashing, wait'll you hear."

Emily looked at the expectant, smiling faces. "What do you want me to say?"

This was greeted with laughter and applause.

"More!" Cousin George cried, clapping his hands.

"You guys are nice, you all look terrific, this is an awesome party. How's that? I've been practicing." She wondered how long she could keep this up.

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Royal Switch 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York Sarah Furgesen is a great book writer.How many royals besides the duchess sarah and the prince of wales charles wrote books?And the british princess in this book Her Royal Highness The Princess of England amanda has the same name as me. Is it Fate?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first checked this book out from our school library for my 9-year old daughter. She absolutely loved it - couldn't wait to read more each night. Decided I must purchase our own, since she loves to read her favorites again and again!
desislc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A light, fun, but not very remarkable read. American tourist Emily is bored and grouchy on a kids' tour of England while her parents work. At a palace, Emily is mistaken for Princess Amanda, a guest at birthday party there (and who is just as bored as Emily). Meanwhile Amanda is mistaken as Emily. The girls inadvertently switch places and enjoy the day as each other. They become fast friends when they finally meet.