Under Pressure With a Squash

ebook The Multiplication Problem · Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale

By Laurel Decher

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Some problems multiply faster than others . . .

Eleven-year-old Princess Saffy is a point monster who has to hit the bullseye every time. Points ARE the point.

Prince Magellan's whole heart is in his map projects. Tests are pointless.

But when their beloved dragon gets them into trouble with the Fairy Kingdom, the Saffron twins are tested at a whole new level!

How can they beat the PRESSURE?

Get on board the Hubbard submarine and find out!


Why read Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tales?

Whether it's speaking up at a feast, reading a map or taking a test in a strange kingdom, these tales are all about finding more magic in your life.

One lucky child (or set of twins!) gets the perfect leadership gift.

If only the fairies would remember the training wheels!



For ages 9 to 12. Read in any order.

Perfect for fans of funny, fast-paced fairy tales like Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold or E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles.

Also for friends of entertaining adventure stories. . .with a side of handy life skills. (Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars or Shannon Hale's Princess Academy or Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle series.)

What readers are saying . . .

"The Saffron Kingdom's dragon problem is about to start multiplying. Good thing Magellan is getting extra math lessons! I read this with my 8 and 4 year olds. They both really enjoyed the story and, even though it took us a long time to get through, each chapter kept their interest. My oldest thought the ending was a little sad, but loved the story overall." —BookBub reviewer

"Whimsy and adventure at every turn! . . . another wonderful read. Funny, delightful and whimsical story of two royal siblings who learn what leadership requires. Smiles for readers of all ages who will relate with the troubles these two face in doing what must be done - whether it's learning multiplication tables or utilizing archery skills!"
—Eileen Schnabel, author, ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SUBMARINE


Book 2: Lost With Leeks
"delightful funny book that captures the readers heart from start to finish. A wicked Queen, hot air balloons, a friendly yellow dragon and a Prince with a lot of responsibility and a huge talent for getting lost make for a hilarious journey. . . will definitely be sharing it with my grandchildren." -Sharon Walker, grandparent

"a wonderful and fantastical story. . .a great read for older elementary children. . .enjoyed discovering this whimsical world, watching Nero overcome his obstacles, and seeing the growth of characters through the story. . ." -Christina Newcomb

"Very cute story. I can't wait to read it with my girls! As someone who has no sense of direction, I love that Nero is directionally challenged also. I hope there are more books to follow. I'd love to read about the other characters or even more adventures with Nero." -Charlotte's Reviews (Goodreads)

Book 2.5: Trouble at the Valentine Factory

"Gr 4-7–Decher's fourth book in the "Seven Kingdoms" series is a zany story of ingenuity and collaboration. Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull, especially not with fairies popping by to ask for favors and a cranky queen creating candies that will put a spell on anyone who eats them." —Jen McConnel, SCHOOL LIBRARY...

Under Pressure With a Squash