The Secret Lives of Princesses (Hardcover)

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Go beyond Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella Some princesses are well-known to all childrenbut others, equally magical (and sometimes, a lot funnier) have remained anonymous, mysterious, and far from the fairy-tale crowd.Now these captivating ladies are finally stepping out of the shadows where they ve remained hidden for far too long. With wit, sublime humor, and beautiful art, "The Secret Lives of Princesses" introduces a bevy of royal daughters to the court of young readers. While it alludes to some of their more famous sisters, this large and lusciously illustrated compendium presents such unique and unforgettable characters as the petite Princess Claire Voyant, who can see very far into tomorrow (but muddles her predictions); Princess Oblivia, who forgets everything and misses all her appointments; Princess Tangra-La, who does the tango, the fandango, and any dance that comes her way; and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on and on about everything and nothing. Plus, you ll learn about such princessy matters as the language of fans; coats of arms; and how not to offend dangerous fairies who cast evil spells.Poetic, often humorous, and always enchanting, this is the perfect collection for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale.

About the Author

Il est ne le 1er mai 1968 a Strasbourg, un jour d extreme agitation.Reveur, solitaire, un pied sur terre, l autre dans les airs. Il aime Michel Strogoff, Sindbad le marin et les ricochets dans l eau. Malgre ses efforts, il finit quand meme par grandir ( un peu). Il exerce alors plusieurs metiers pour payer ses etudes de litterature comparee: embouteilleur de biere, veilleur de nuit, distributeur de lettres d amour, soudeur de morceaux casses, pion dans les cours de recreation et coupeur de cheveux en quatre.Puis il part en voyage a la recherche de la reine de Sabah: il rencontre la princesse Astrid avec qui il se marie et quelques temps plus tard naissent deux autres princesses: Alice et Helene. Depuis, du matin au soir, il ecrit des histoires. Et comme c est aussi un grand bavard, il enseigne les Lettres et l Histoire.

Rebecca Dautremer is a French illustrator who has brought many stories to life with her rich and whimsical art, including The Secret Lives of Princesses (Sterling) and Swing Cafe(The Secret Mountain). Visit herwebsite at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781402766770
ISBN-10: 1402766777
Publisher: Sterling
Publication Date: June 2010
Pages: 92
Language: English