The first in a brand-new, funny, heart-warming illustrated Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. For twelve years, Olivia Grace has been completely ordinary. Then she discovers she's actually a princess and her life is turned upside down! Brand-new illustrated Princess Diaries for 8 to 12 year-olds. Olivia Grace is completely average. Or so she thinks until her Royal Highness, Princess Mia Thermopolis turns up at her school one day and whisks Olivia away to New York City! In a limo, no less! Where you can eat all the cookies you want and the ceiling lights up pink and purple - like a disco! But discovering that your father is actually the Prince of Genovia is quite a shock. Especially since it means you're a descendant of the Kingdom of Genovia and a princess. Olivia's got a lot to learn about her long-lost family - and everyone got a lot to learn about her! Olivia chronicles her transformation from ordinary girl to princess in her notebook, with illustrations from Meg Cabot, who studied Fine Arts as an undergraduate. About the Author Meg Cabot is the author of The Princess Diaries series as well as several other series and bestselling novels for teenagers. Her books have sold millions of copies round the world. She has lived in various parts of the US and France, but now lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband and one-eyed cat, Henrietta.