Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Kim wants the kids at her new school to like her, so she tells a teeny, tiny, bitty lie. She says her name is really "K.I.M."--for "Katherine Isabella Marguerite"--and that she comes from a royal family! Pretty soon all the students know there is a princess in the school. Kim wears her golden tiara from dance class and a big fancy ring she won at the arcade. Her little lie grows and grows. When a classmate invites her to a birthday party, Kim says she can't go because her grandmother is coming to visit. But she had told the kids her grandmother was a queen. Now they all want to meet the queen. Kim is in a real bind; her lie has grown too big and it's about ready to explode!


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Posted August 16, 2011

Kim tells a little, itty bitty lie that grows and grows.  She tells her classmates that her name is not just plain Kim, but that it stands for Katherine Isabella Marguerite and that she is really a princess!  Will her royal treatment last?&...

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