|Also known as||Evelyn Peters|
|Age||Around retirement age|
|Other Traits||Wears thick glasses, has squinted eyes|
|Land of Stories|
|First Appearance||The Wishing Spell, ch 1|
|Appeared in Book(s)||The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, An Author's Odyssey|
Evelyn Peters is an original character from the Land of Stories series.
Appearance and Personality
"Mrs. Peters was a tall, thin woman who always wore dresses that resembled old, patterned sofas. Her hair was dark and curly and sat perfectly on th etop of her head like a hat (and her students often thought it was). Through a pair of thick glasses, her eyes were permanently squinted from all the judgemental looks she had given her class over the years."
Mrs. Peters is described as a somehwat grouchy, stern woman. She believes fairytales hold valuable lessons, but disapproves of modern adaptations. Her favourite student is Alex Bailey, who seems to be the only one who always pays attention to her lessons.
She occasionally calls her students "idiots".
It is mentioned in The Enchantress Returns that she used to dream about retirement before she was promoted to principal, so it can be assumed she is around retirement age. At the start of the second book, she has been teaching for 25 years. She accepts the job offer because it gives her "authority over impressionable youngsters".
In A Grimm Warning, she voluntarily takes several students along on a trip to Europe, and generally seems a little more indulgent towards them than in the previous books. Her first name is revealed in chapter 5 when she introduces herself to her driver as Evelyn Peters.
She likes to travel first class.
She is quite fond of Alex Bailey, and warms up to Conner in the second book as well.
1. The Wishing Spell
Mrs. Peters only appears in the first chapter. She encourages her class to read fairy tales and gives them an eassy about them as homework.
2. The Enchantress Returns
Mrs. Peters encourages Conner to keep writing his "original stories".
3. A Grimm Warning
Mrs. Peters invites Connor Bailey to a trip to Europe because of Connor's great work in creative writing class. She is meeting up with an old colleague, Mrs. Weiss, who has told her about the newly discovered fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm time capsule.
4.Beyond The Kingdoms
She is mentioned several times by the book huggers as Principal Peters.
5. An Author's Odyssey
She appears in the beginning at a ceremony for her retirement, then visits her classroom and sees Alex and Conner appear out of thin air, then reveals she knows of the land of stories.
"Intelligence is not a competition," she said. "There is plenty to go around, and there are many ways it can be demonstrated."
"Just because anyone can do something doesn't mean everyone should," Mrs Peters said. "Besides, everyone with an internet connection feels they have the credentials to critique on or belittle anything these days."
"When you get to be my age, Mr. Bailey, you'll learn that nothing is worth traveling for unless you can do it in absolute comfort."
"That would require judgment, and I always thought judging a child is like judging an unfinished piece of art."
"Students", she said, "They come and go so quickly."
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