by Jennifer Lynn Alverez
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The Pet Washer by Jennifer Lynn Alverez is an incredible tale of an unlikely friendship that will forever change many lives.
Each year royal families travel to their vacation castles on the island of Windym. The townspeople are kept very busy catering to the princesses and their families. Polly, a very spoiled princess, who prides herself on being a collector of things, is performing in the Spring Dance. She soon discovers that the princess with red hair has the pox and won't be able to dance. This ruins Polly's "collection" of princesses and she sets out on a quest to find anyone with red hair to replace the sick princess. When Polly discovers Cianna, a red-headed, blind, local girl who works hard pampering pets at the Royal Pet Palace and Day Spa, she simply must have her for her performance at the Spring Dance. Cianna is swept up in the whirlwind adventure and is soon staying with Polly and her family in their vacation castle. Cianna, whose father was lost at sea, loves being a part of a family and Polly's parents make her feel welcome. Polly and Cianna soon become close friends, even though their perspective on life couldn't be greater. Cianna, works hard to learn the dance and Polly is pleased, but not all of the princesses accept Cianna and when the sick princess becomes well they urge Polly to replace Cianna. Overhearing the princesses, Cianna is hurt and confused and flees the castle. Will Polly learn what it means to be a true friend? Read The Pet Washer to find out.
The Pet Washer not only teaches an important lesson in friendship, but it also reminds readers that sometimes people who can see are blind to the world around them and how their actions effect others.
I recommend reading The Pet Washer by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Available at www.amazon.com.