The Little Queen

The Little Queen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945366666
Publisher: Poetose Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Meia Geddes was born in Hefei, China, raised in Sacramento, California, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She can be found online at www.meiageddes.com.

Sara Zieve Miller was raised in the woods, but is currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She can be found online at www.sarazievemiller.com.

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The Little Queen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
joseph_spucklerJS More than 1 year ago
The Little Queen by Meia Geddes is the author’s second book. Geddes is also an artist, folding intricate paper cranes. She sometimes binds her own little booklets complete with her own watercolor birds. Her previous book Love Letters to the World is a collection of lyrical letters written as poetry. Geddes is also working her her way to becoming a world-class librarian. I usually don’t read contemporary fiction, especially if it is written as a fable (think children’s story). Fables seemed to be a major source of the stories I heard when I was growing up. These relatively short stories held the reader’s (or more importantly the read to’s) attention and presented a moral or lesson at the end of the story. I haven’t seen many new versions of these stories since my childhood. They seem to have fallen out of favor to video and interactive media. Geddes brings back the magic of storytelling with The Little Queen. A young princess suddenly finds herself ascended to the rank of queen after losing her parents. In an attempt to find herself, or trade her position of queen for something she can understand, she goes on a journey. Her journey introduces her a variety of people who would have typically have been wood cutters and candle makers in the past. The people she meets have received creative updates in job titles and descriptions. Each offers a bit of advice or discovery to the Little Queen and as in all fables, the young queen also finds love which develops in a very innocent manner. The Little Queen is a charming and likable story. It is well written, and Geddes shows her cleverness and imagination in the storytelling. This fable is also wonderfully illustrated by Sara Zieve Miller. Although it is not my usual reading, I enjoyed it very much. It is rare that something outside of my normal reading holds my attention like The Little Queen. Extremely well done. Available August 1, 2017
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RattletheStars More than 1 year ago
I completely adored this precious and beautifully written fairytale! I saw it recommended on various diverse Twitter accounts and thought it sounded like something that I would enjoy reading. And it was, it really was! I honestly wish I had the words to do it justice and truly describe how gorgeous it is. The writing was lyrical and had a magical quality to it that just brought everything to life. Plus, it featured cute illustrations that further added to the fairytale feeling. The mixture of the story and illustrations reminded me of the books I read in my childhood. It definitely made me heart happy! The story is about a little queen who is unsure if she can properly rule her kingdom. So, she sets off on an adventure to explore her kingdom. Along the way she meets new people, makes friends and falls in love. I loved how the characters she met were women of various walks of life that show and teach her so much. I also really liked how this story featured a f/f love story. It’s so simple and pure…they were just so perfect together! Another reason why I just can’t stop gushing about this book is its message of acceptance. The book and its characters embrace differences and never judges people for the way that they are. It promotes self-acceptance and choice. This is such a beautiful and important message for people of all walks of life, but especially young adults who will hopefully read this book.