The Nutmeg Princess

The Nutmeg Princess

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by Richardo Keens-Douglas, Annouchka Galouchko

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A powerful modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty.
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A powerful modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty.

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CM Reviews - Amber Allen
It is a simple story--yet playful and evocative--brought to life by its unique, full-page illustrations.
Children's Literature - Emily B. Cook
The villagers on the Isle of Spice think Petite Mama is a witch. She is reclusive—and she is the only person to have seen the Nutmeg Princess. She claims the princess appears above the mountain’s beautiful, blue lake when the nutmeg is ready for harvest, but the villagers do not believe her. Aglo and his friend Petal are not afraid of Petite Mama decide to visit the lake to see if they, too, can see the Nutmeg Princess. Aglo immediately sees her shimmering high above a raft on the lake, diamonds adorning her hair. Petal searches, seeing nothing but blue sky. When Aglo shares what he has seen with the villagers, they quickly rush to see for themselves, hoping to escape with some of her diamonds. Again Aglo sees the princess; but sensing their greed, she does not appear to the others. The villagers struggle to reach her raft but the princess pushes them further and further away. Frustrated, they leave as Aglo and Petal continue on. Their rowboat sinks, and Petal sees that Aglo is unable to swim. She holds him tight, keeping him afloat. Witnessing Petal’s love for Aglo, the princess guides them to safety and appears to Petal. The princess expresses gratitude for their gentle souls and, before vanishing, encourages them to share their compassion with the world. The next morning, Aglo and Petal visit Petite Mama’s house only to find that she, too, has vanished but has left a note leaving her orchards and land to Aglo and Petal, trusting them to their care for generations to come. This uplifting story, full of Caribbean legend and fantasy, is a condensed version of the original. The illustrations are vibrant, imaginative and fun, and, quite frankly, the true gem of this colorful tale. Reviewer: Emily B. Cook; Ages 5 to 9.

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Annick Press, Limited
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8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
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6 - 9 Years

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