This beautifully illustrated original fairy tale adds new twists to the classic princess story. Set in Africa, it features the nobility of an ancient kingdom, a prince who rises from humble beginnings, and a close-knit royal family.
Princess Amira is the only heir to the magnificent Kingdom of Tobai and she’s finally old enough to wed. After she reveals the seven traits she hopes for in a husband, King Tobiah earnestly seeks to fulfill his daughter’s wish. But when Tobiah rejects evil King Sinwik’s request to marry Amira, Sinwik doesn’t go away quietly. He uses sorcery to turn her own words against her. Now the princess not only desires a prince, she needs a champion–but not just any hero will do. With Amira's high hopes withering, and the future of her great kingdom in jeopardy, is there any possible way to save both?
Written for ages 6-12, this chapter book highlights interesting details about the remarkable continent of Africa. It makes a compelling read-aloud for young listeners, yet an absorbing tale for good readers to enjoy alone. Its colorful illustrations, by fine artist Nicole Stremlow Monahan, make every page-turn a delight for all ages. Amira, Princess of the Flowers, has the makings of a modern day classic.
About the Author
Through nieces, nephews and many years of teaching children, Ron has enjoyed sharing his gift of storytelling that seems to run deep in his veins. Now, with Amira, Princess of the Flowers, Ron is happy to have found a new avenue to share stories with an even wider audience. He resides in Washington State with his wife and his wire fox terrier that suffers from personality overload.
After graduating from University of Illinois, working as an architect, and then as an art director, Nicole now works full time in her Pacific Northwest creek-side studio illustrating children's books and teaching art. When she is not hard at work, she enjoys the company of her husband, three sweet kids and a wide variety of pets from dogs, cats, and goats, to chickens, lizards, and a duck - there is even a turtle. They are not only marvelous models for illustrations, they are a never ending source of inspiration!