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Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear Crowns.
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Luncheon will honor Norway’s Prinsesse Märtha Louise

Gyda Varden Lodge of the Sons of Norway
Nordic Initiative
and
Norseman Federation

invite you to a luncheon with Prinsesse Märtha Louise of Norway
11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Ramada Inn, Grand Forks.

The event includes a reading and book signing by the Prinsesse.

Tickets are $15 and limited to 300 people; register before April 19.
Make checks payable to Sons of Norway and mail to:
Glenn Fontaine
1912 Sixth Ave. N.
Grand Forks, ND 58203
772-5119

Century Elementary School & Kelly Elementary School

Also on April 19, book readings will take place at 1:30 p.m.
at Century Elementary School with 300 students
&
at 2:15 p.m.
at Kelly Elementary School with 400 students.

Reading and Book Signing at Chester Fritz Auditorium

From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium,
there will be a reading and booksigning
by the Princess for her book

Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear Crowns.

It is free and open to the public, courtesy of UND. Prinsesse Märtha Louise will tour eight states to promote her newly published children’s book, Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear Crowns (about $18 new & $0.50 used, www.amazon.com).

The book tells the story of little Prince Olav, who came to Norway from Denmark in 1905 with his parents King Haakon and Queen Maud, and how difficult it was to wear crowns while cross country skiing. The book, a delightful keepsake that children will love to have read aloud, was released in Norway just in time for the country’s centennial celebration of its independence from Sweden in 2005.

The Princess studied English literature at Oxford, England and in recent years developed her skills as a storyteller touring Norway & reading special fairy tales for children programs on Norwegian national television. Prinsesse Märtha Louise, an avid reader, is a strong advocate for children’s literacy.