The Duchess of Whimsy
An Absolutely Delicious Fairy Tale
Publication Date: October 29, 2009
List Price: $17.99*
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The Duchess of Whimsy is fancy and fussy and definitely not ordinary surrounding herself with wild friends, fabulous foods, and fancy dress. The Earl of Norm (ho hum) is completely ordinary, but he adores the Duchess. She ignores him, until the chef gets sick, and her friends have to make a super supper which includes tracking down truffles, spinning sugar stars, and looking for quail eggs.
But the Earl is hungry He sneaks off to an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich and suddenly takes the Duchess's eye. Maybe there's something to simplicity after all. Maybe there's something to the Earl after all . . .
This deliciously told and illustrated love story by the remarkable de Seves shows how utterly charming and extraordinary a picture book can be.
Peter de Seve's illustrations have appeared on the cover of "The New Yorker", and he has created characters for Disney and Dreamworks. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.