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Here are a few thought-provoking questions designed to stimulate group conversation in your book club. Consider the following as you read this book:
The Princess felt she was doing the right thing by putting other people's needs before her own. When you take care of your own needs do you feel guilty or selfish?
The Princess was still a young woman when she was forced to care for her own garden. If this had happened later in her life would it have been too late? Is it ever too late to begin to care for oneself?
Why do you think the King and the Queen taught the Princess to care for them? What does this story have to teach us about raising children?
The Wizard gave the Princess tools, helped her build a fence around her garden, and gave her the only key to the gate. Why, then, did the Princess feel abandoned when the Wizard left? What does it mean to be abandoned? This is a story about a Princess. How might it have been different (or would it) if it were the story of a Prince?
The story ends with "it is possible that she lived happily ever after." What would the Princess have to do to ensure her own happiness? Do you think she married a King? If so, what kind of a relationship might they have had?
"In this beautifully illustrated book and journal, readers can discover the borders of their own personal gardens, thereby acquiring a usable vocabulary of growth and responsibility."
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., author of The Hero Within, What Story are You Living?, and co-author of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® assessment.
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A Princess and Her Garden’s 18 enchanting, full-color illustrations.