Ann T. Bugg is the Queen of her castle in southern Minnesota where she lives with her Knight in shining armor (who has come to her rescue more than once) and her own little Princess Valerie. The pets in her magical kingdom come in all shapes and sizes, as do all the critters that make their way out of the enchanted forest. She enjoys horseback riding and long walks with her dogs, but writing will always be her first love.
(Ann T. Bugg is the pseudonym for author June Kramin. For more on her women’s fiction, visit http://www.junekramin.com/)
An unexpected adventure begins when Valerie and Samantha visit the Science Museum in St Paul, Minnesota. This proves to be their most complicated adventure yet, collecting objects with intriguing symbols. The most difficult part comes when they find out what they can so with them in the end.
Disappointed that they were getting a canoe trip instead of a fairy tale adventure, Valerie and Samantha are pleasantly surprised when the river's surroundings transform before their eyes.
A young boy with a dragon after him gets their adventure off to a shaky start. Helping awaken a sleeping princess is a wonderful ending.
A week at Val’s farm is out of the question this year, but Valerie and Samantha’s parents are able to plan a weekend camping trip they can get together. Merlin the magician makes a timely appearance to take them on their quest to help Arthur find his true identity and his place in Camelot.
Val and Sam are anxious to see if they will take another magical journey through the mirror this year. After learning of a problem with one of the horses, Odette informs the girls it’s up to them to help him. Trolls and unicorns were everything they imagined and more, but rescuing Rapunzel from her tower was an added bonus they never saw coming.
When best friends Valerie and Samantha discover a magic mirror in Val’s barn, they eagerly go through it. The duo of double-trouble quickly discovers they are caught up in the middle of their favorite fairy tales. Having the knowledge of the stories as their only weapon, Val and Sam help three princesses, make a surprising friend, and discover they have a fairy godmother of their very own.