Princess Graceby Mary Hoffman, Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu
This year two girls will be selected as princesses in the town parade, and Grace can't wait to be one of them. It's the perfect opportunity to dress up-but how, exactly, should a princess costume look? Grace asks her teacher for help, and soon the whole class is learning that there's more to princesses than pink dresses and frills. From Kenya to China and from… See more details below
This year two girls will be selected as princesses in the town parade, and Grace can't wait to be one of them. It's the perfect opportunity to dress up-but how, exactly, should a princess costume look? Grace asks her teacher for help, and soon the whole class is learning that there's more to princesses than pink dresses and frills. From Kenya to China and from warriors to spies, princesses are a multicultural and multitalented bunch, and there are just as many kinds of happily ever afters-both for the royals and for Grace's community and its princess parade.
Mary Hoffman's picture books featuring this intrepid heroine have earned major critical acclaim; amongst other awards, Amazing Grace was a iReading Rainbow selection and a Booklist Editors? Choice. Grace's latest adventure is sure to delight her established fans-and win the hearts of many more!
A fresh story for fans of all things princess, by the author of Amazing Grace (Dial, 1991). Two girls from Grace's class will be chosen to appear in the town parade as princesses. While researching the fairy-tale frills of royal attire, Grace realizes that she doesn't know what a princess does besides look pretty and wear beautiful clothing. She asks her teacher and discovers fascinating, true, long-ago warrior princesses like Amina, who lived in Zaria (now Nigeria), and Pin-Yang of China. She and her classmates convince their teacher to reconsider the school's float, which ultimately allows all of the children to represent different types of princes and princesses. Hoffman's crisp storytelling encourages further reading of the tales Grace encounters, and the author again uses the lightest touch to provide a lesson. The paintings combine flowing realism with traces of anime during the girl's reading. The multiethnic cast and variety of composition make every page worth extended viewing.
Gay Lynn Van VleckCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humour to all her stories and retellings.
Her previous titles for Dorling Kindersley include Henry's Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Her best-known picture books are Amazing Grace, Three Wise Women, and An Angel Just Like Me. Mary lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and they have three daughters. The girls were brought up on myths and legends, of which Mary and her husband have an extensive collection.
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We love Princess Books with strong characters and Princess Grace is one of the best princess stories I have read with my daughter. Princess Grace touches on princess stories from all over the world and has lead my daughter and I to naturally start chatting then exploring and researching different kind of princesses including non-frilly modern day princesses. Super cute and great for girls from all cultures. Often I will give Princess Grace as well as The Paper Bag Princess as birthday gifts for the girls in my daughter's class.