Sugar Secrets

Royal Sweets 2

Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
(Part of QUIX)
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About The Book

Join Princess Mini on all of her princess adventures at the Royal Fairy Academy in this second super-sweet Aladdin QUIX story.

Princess Mini’s adventures at Royal Fairy Academy continue. A class assignment for Parent Day has Mini worried her candy creation won’t be sugar-tastic enough for her royal parents and even her cousin Prince Frosting wants to make sure his treats stand out. Help arrives when Gobo, Mini’s secret troll friend, comes to the rescue with sweet surprises for the two fairies.

Excerpt
Sugar Secrets 1
Sugar Lessons



The lemon room at Royal Fairy Academy was humming with excitement. I couldn’t sit still. My wings were fluttering nonstop.

Our teacher, Lady Cherry, was talking about Parent Night. It was three days away. All the royal parents of first-year students were invited to school for a special night filled with candy surprises.

“Princess Mini,” Lady Cherry said, looking at me. “Do you have your project ready for Parent Night?”

“I am working on it,” I told her.

I sighed. I didn’t know what to make for Parent Night. We had to make a candy different from our own talent. Since I am a Chocolate Fairy princess, making mini chocolate chips is my talent and how I got my name! My mother, Princess Lolli, was a Candy Fairy princess and my dad, Prince Scoop, was an Ice Cream Fairy prince. Mini chocolate chips taste great in candy and ice cream.

What was I going to make for the ruling royalty of Candy Kingdom? Sometimes being a fairy princess was a whole lot of pressure.

“It is time to go,” Lady Cherry said. She looked around the room. “I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your candy presentations.”

“Can we work with a friend?” Princess Cupcake asked. She flipped her long blond hair to one side. She smiled at Lady Cherry. Her smile might have been sweet, but Princess Cupcake was not all sugar.

She was my cousin and Prince Frosting’s twin. Prince Frosting was in our class too. I knew Princess Cupcake was not thinking of working with him. Cupcake had her eye on her best friend, Princess Swirlie. The two of them together were sticky icky.

“I hope we don’t have to work together,” Prince Frosting burst out. He gave Cupcake a sour look.



Lady Cherry took a deep breath. “Everyone should make their own candy for their parents,” she said. “When your parents come to the lemon room, I want them to see something that you created by yourself.”

Princess Taffy, my best friend, tapped my arm. “Did you decide what to make?” she asked.

“No,” I said. “What about you?”

“Yes,” Taffy said. She showed me a box of colorful candies. “My jelly beans are a little lopsided, but I think they are delicious.”



“I am sure your parents will love them,” I told her.

Maybe Taffy could help me make taffy. She was a Taffy Fairy from Sugar Kingdom. She had been trying all sorts of flavors lately. I was her best taster!

“Be creative!” Lady Cherry called out as we packed up for the day. “Remember, this is a chance to show your parents what you’ve learned in school.”

The class lined up for dismissal. Everyone was talking about what they were going to do for Parent Night. I looked over at Frosting. He wasn’t saying a word.

“Do you know what you will make?” I asked. Princess Sprinkle was my aunt and also the ruling fairy of Cake Kingdom. She was very kind. I thought she would love anything Cupcake and Frosting made for her.

“You know Cupcake is going to do something all fancy,” Frosting said. “I need to make sure mine is supersweet.”

It was hard for Frosting to be twins with Cupcake, but I also knew he could be very sneaky. I was careful not to tell him anything if I didn’t want other fairies knowing.



“What are you planning?” he asked as he zippered up his bag.

“Not sure yet,” I said.

My wings twitched again and I bit my lip. I wanted my parents to be proud. I knew they would expect something special from me.

Whatever candy I made, it would have to be sugar-tacular!
About The Author

Helen Perelman has worked in a children’s bookstore and was a children’s book editor. She now writes full time in New York, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at HelenPerelman.com and CandyFairies.com.

About The Illustrator

Olivia Chin Mueller grew up in Chester, Connecticut, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in 2014. Besides illustrating, Olivia loves playing with her cats, raising silk moths, and also enjoys sewing and felting plush animals of her own.

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