FC: The Princess and the Flower By Becca Phillips Honors English/2nd period
1: There once was a young princess named Taylor. Not only did she have all the toys in the world, she was also very beautiful and rich. Her life was perfect. However, Taylor was not happy. All the little kids her age were very jealous of her. So Taylor had no friends.
2: Taylor would often ask the servents in her castle how to make friends. They could never find a way to explain it to her. | Taylor figured she was hopeless, and friendless, for the rest of her life.
3: Often, Taylor would sit in her room and watch the children outside playing games. She wanted so badly to play with them. One day, she got so upset that they didnt like her, she started crying.
4: Taylor cried for hours. She couldn't eat or sleep. Her parents tried comforting her, but they just couldn't get her to stop. Her father, the king, ordered for the town wizard to report to the castle immediately. He hoped Harold the wizard would be able to help.
5: Harold arrived at the castle as soon as he could. | The king explained why Taylor was sad. | Harold said he knew how to help and the king lead him straight to Taylors room.
6: "Who are you?" asked Taylor. Harold could hardly understand what she said because she was crying so hard. "I'm Harold," he said, "I'm a wizard." Taylor was confused, why would a wizard be visiting her?
7: Harold explained how her parents were worried about her. "Can you help me make friends?" Taylor asked, "I dont need many, just one or two." | "I think I can help," said Harold. Then, he took out some bottles from his pocket.
8: Harold mixed up all the liquids in the bottles and put the mixture in a pot of dirt. "What are you doing?" asked Taylor. Harold explained that he was growing a magical flower. "He will grant you three wishes," said Harold, "you can choose to wish for friends."
9: "This is great!" Taylor exclaimed. She realized that her crying had stopped. She was now smiling at the thought of new friends. Harold said the flower should be fully grown in three days. Taylor didn't know if she could wait that long, but she figured it was her only hope.
10: Three days later, Taylor awoke to the flower staring at her. The flower now had eyes and a mouth. | "Hello!" said the flower, "what's your name?" "I'm Taylor," she said, "What's your name?" "Philippe," he replied.
11: Taylor told Philippe about her friend situation. Philippe the flower was a good listener. They talked for hours and played games. Before she knew it, it was already time for bed. Philippe slept next to her bed on the table.
12: Taylor thought about her day with Philippe. They had had a lot of fun. Just then, she remembered one detail that Harold had told her, once she makes her wishes, the flower would die. Taylor wasn't sure what to do. She wanted friends, but she didn't want to loose Philippe!
13: The next morning, Taylor explained the situation to Philippe. "And that's why I've decided not to make a wish," Taylor told Philippe. "But Taylor, I thought you wanted to wish for friends," said the flower. "I don't need to anymore," said Taylor, "you're my friend!"
14: Taylor and Philippe were best friends forever. Philippe even taught her how to make friends with the children in her town. Even when Taylor got older and became queen, Philippe was still by her side.
15: And she never did make a wish. THE END.
16: Literary Term #1: Irony There is irony in this story because throughout the whole book all Princess Taylor wants is a friend. Then, instead of using Philippe to grant her wish for a friend, she makes friends with him. This is ironic because you would figure she would wish for friends instead of making them.
17: Literary Term #2: Climax The climax of The Princess and the Flower is when Princess Taylor has to decide between her new friend Philippe, or the three wishes he could grant her. It makes you want to keep reading to decide which she chooses.