A Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses (by Shirin Yim Bridges) is a collection of books, each about 18 pages, about real princesses. There are many people who consider someone under the name of princess a spoiled, rich, sissy girl who prances around her castle singing and going to balls. the princesses in these books are real people who went through what the ordinary person could only dream of. And they weren't good things. When someone opens these books, they dive into a world of struggles, fights, sickness, work, and death.With these books, you will learn of the hardships of "luxury life". There was no prancing around like a fairy when you were the first lady Pharaoh of Egypt. Quite on the contrary, people were constantly trying to kill you! When you were a princess in Mongolia and your husband died, leaving you with a development and kids to tend to by yourself, you couldn't lay around all day feeling excruciatingly bored. No, you'd have to fight for your life as a princess.A Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses provides an eager thinking girl an opportunity to learn about being royal, being envied, and about a life that is anything but a fairy tale.