Artist visits Norwood Margaret Smigiel, Flourtown resident and author of The Princess Albums, “recently honore Kindergarten to 3rd grade Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students with a reading of her book, “The Princess Doctor.” This is a story of a princess who wishes to dedicate herself to helping others and through this adventure, discovers a different “happily ever after.” Smigiel describes herself as a wife, mother, national champion cyclist and accidental author. She was inspired to write her stories of service, charity, and dedication because of her children’s love of reading. When asked why she used a princess as her heroine, she said that her two daughters always like to dress up as princesses, and she also wanted them to realize they could achieve much in life “instead of just waiting for their prince. She shared her motto with the students, “dream big with a kind heart.”
Smigiel also presented NFA’s librarian, Shannon Craige, with two signed copies of her book. The next two stories in the series, “The Princess Chef” and “The Princess Architect,” are soon to be published. (Front, from left) Kevin Comerford (Wyndmoor), Elysha Rice (Willow Grove), Lauren D’Emilio (Roxborough). (Back, from left) Richard Veon (Lafayette Hill), Margaret Smigiel, Mari Kniezewski (Blue Bell), Casey Stephenson, (Wyncote) C. J. Lynch (Lafayette Hill).