The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

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by Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb
     
 

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A wise and witty modern-day fairy tale brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art.See more details below

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A wise and witty modern-day fairy tale brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/14/2014
In a fairy-tale collaboration first published in 2009 in the U.K., Jones and Gibb introduce a princess in search of her kingdom. “It must be somewhere,” she muses to her horse. Shabby but still soignée (her loveliness and balletic bearing bring to mind Audrey Hepburn) and self-reliant, the princess earns money by using her pony cart to deliver “ostrich eggs that were about to hatch or troublesome things like lame dogs or unruly grannies.” The female half of high society snubs her, and the male half is utterly infatuated, but the princess gives her heart to a penniless, clever jester who understands that, together, they can be the “Queen and King of Here, There, and Everywhere.” Gibb’s impressively elaborate silhouette scenes and full-color drawings have the cool, composed élan of 1920s fashion illustration. Though the images of the poised princess doesn’t always evince the spunk in Jones’s text—this is a girl, after all, who asks, “Do I have to do everything around here?” having all but proposed to the jester—that won’t stop readers from finding her story enchanting. Ages 4–7. (Sept.)
From the Publisher

"[Gibb's] dramatic silhouettes, done in pen and ink and color, are breathtaking in their detail, delightfully complementing this bright, stylish, and original fairy tale." starred review, Booklist, November 1, 2014

"Fanciful watercolor illustrations incorporating elegant silhouettes steal the show as they give one the feel of sitting at an upscale theater watching a theatrical performance unfold." Starred, Library Media Connection, March/April 2015

"Gibb's impressively elaborate silhouette scenes and full-color drawings have the cool, composed elan of 1920s fashion illustration." Publishers Weekly, July 11, 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807566305
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
253,581
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Ursula Jones is an award-winning author and actress who has written many books for children. She lives in London and France.

Sarah Gibb studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton. Her many books for children include a retelling of the Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel. She lives in London with her husband and two young children.

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