Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink Cover

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

By Jane Yolen; Heidi E. Y. Stemple; Anne-Sophie Lanquetin (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416980186, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2010

Not all princesses dress in pink.
Some play in bright red socks that stink,
blue team jerseys that don t quite fit,
accessorized with a baseball mitt,
and a sparkly crown
Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes all while wearing their tiaras Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.

About the Author
Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature. For more information, please visit

Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple is Jane Yolen's daughter and sometime writing partner. Together they wrote the "Unsolved Mysteries from History" series. Heidi lives in Hatfield, MA.

Anne-Sophie Lanquetin has illustrated several children's books, including "Ten Monkey Jamboree" by Dianne Ochiltree. She lives in Paris, France.