Synopses & Reviews
Go beyond Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella! Some princesses are well-known to all childrenand#151;but others, equally magical (and sometimes, a lot funnier) have remained anonymous, mysterious, and far from the fairy-tale crowd.
Now these captivating ladies are finally stepping out of the shadows where theyand#8217;ve remained hidden for far too long. With wit, sublime humor, and beautiful art, The Secret Lives of Princesses introduces a bevy of royal daughters to the court of young readers. and#160;While it alludes to some of their more famous sisters, this large and lusciously illustrated compendium presents such unique and unforgettable characters as the petite Princess Claire Voyant, who can see very far into tomorrow (but muddles her predictions); Princess Oblivia, who forgets everything and misses all her appointments; Princess Tangra-La, who does the tango, the fandango, and any dance that comes her way; and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on and on about everything and nothing. Plus, youand#8217;ll learn about such princessy matters as the language of fans; coats of arms; and how not to offend dangerous fairies who cast evil spells.
Poetic, often humorous, and always enchanting, this is the perfect collection for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale.and#160;
"This generous, large-format contribution to the library of princess reference works pushes into middle-reader range. The work of a French team (both making their U.S. debut), it features droll copy, sly sidebars (on princess-related topics that range from four-poster beds to parasols), and theatrically lit princesses painted from all sorts of inventive angles. Lechermeier supplies biographies for more than 20 fictional princesses--Princess Tangra-la, who 'dresses wildly, without care, in secondhand clothes'; Princess Paige, who 'divides her days into chapters and dreams up titles for each one'; and Princess Sticky-Fingers, who 'cracks safes with great style'--as well as notes about princess life ('A princess's tears are prized the world over.... Like invisible ink, they are used to compose the sweetest songs'). Dautremer's Princess Tangra-la dances with such abandon that her socks, watch, and jewelry go flying; other spreads show princesses defeating armies with barrages of tiny, cutout words or bicycling delicately along telephone wires. There's even an index. It's too long to be covered in one bedtime, and parents of princess fans will be forced to check for flashlights under the covers. Ages 7 up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
With sublime humor and beautiful art, "The Secret Lives of Princesses" introduces a bevy of royal daughters to young readers. This collection is ideal for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale. Full color.
Telling the future is a gift: you either have it, or you donandrsquo;t. And Mira, daughter of the famous fortune teller Madame Mirabella, just doesnand#39;t. When Madame gazes into the crystal ball, magic swirls. When Mira looks . . . nothing. Then one day Mira gets a pinwheel and a windsock, she finds her own form of andldquo;magicandrdquo; in the science of predicting the weatherandmdash;and saves the day for everyone! This engaging tale, with a fun touch of science thrown in, helps kids understand that we all have our own special talent.
Telling the future is a gift: you either have it, or you donandrsquo;t. And Mira, daughter of the famous fortune teller Madame Mirabella, just doesnand#39;t. When Madame gazes into the crystal ball, magic swirls. When Mira looks . . . nothing. Then one day Mira gets a pinwheel and a windsock, she finds her own special way of making predictions, and ends up saving the day. This engaging tale, with a fun touch of science thrown in, helps kids understand that we all have our own special talent.
About the Author
Kell Andrews is a lifelong resident of PA. She already has one middle-grade novel (Deadwood
, Spencer Hill Press) under her belt, but Mira Tells the Future
is her first childrenandrsquo;s picture book. She currently lives in PA with her husband and two daughters.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Lissy Marlin now resides in PA but is in the midst of moving to CA. She is a recent graduate of University of the Arts of Philadelphia.