There's a Princess in the Palace

By Zoe Alley; R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596434714, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

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Description

In this hilarious collection of princess stories with a distinctive spin, there's Cinderella, who was, though you may not know it, Sleeping Beauty’s mom; Sleeping Beauty, who didn’t fall asleep because of the prick of a needle—it was sheer boredom; Snow White and her diminutive friends—Les, Lou, Sam, Hank, Nat, Myron, and Bethanne; the princess of frog fame; and the princess of pea fame.




About the Author
Biographical Information for ZOE B. ALLEY Having grown-up in a family of "literary grammarians," I have always been interested in words, recited and written. From an early age in Natick, Massachusetts, I participated in both theatre and music-related events, finishing up a whirlwind career in my early teens as a perpetual chorus member! I have, however, learned to deal with this fateful blow. I rallied, and am at long last thrilled to call myself an "Author" and see my words in print with the publication of "There's a Wolf at the Door"! I enjoy writing for being, among other things, a career that allows me to sit on the couch--my office!--in my pajamas and play with a pen and paper!

As the very proud wife of illustrator R. W. Alley, and the mother of two wonderful children--Cassandra and Max--I remain thrilled! School-wise, I received my B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and my Ed.M. from Boston University. We live in Barrington, Rhode Island, and have a pretty fish named Yoshi, who likes to watch tv!



R. W. Alley has illustrated more than fifty children's books that include "Thanksgiving Day at Our House" by Nancy White Carlstrom and "Mrs. Brown on Exhibit" by Susan Katz. He is currently working on several series, including Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield, and the Know-Nothings by Michele Sobel Spirn. He resides in Barrington, Rhode Island.


Praise For There's a Princess in the Palace

“This will enter the rotation of bedtime favorites.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED

“Marvelous for anyone with a wry sense of humor, There’s a Princess in the Palace deserves a place in every library.” School Library Journal, STARRED

“Within a graphic-novel format, the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, the Frog Prince and the Princess and the Pea develop familial and hilarious interconnections while retaining the stories’ traditional structures…Smartly hysterical.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

“As in their previous joint outing (There's a Wolf at the Door), author and illustrator acknowledge this huge undertaking with an oversized book that begs groups of children to gather round, find a number of amusing details in the smartly rendered comic-book panels, and share the puns and jokes.” —The Horn Book

 “The Alleys (There’s a Wolf at the Door, 2008) cleverly intertwine the tales of Cinderella, the princess and the pea, Snow White, the frog prince, and Sleeping Beauty into a fractured and delightfully bewitched royal family record.”Booklist

 

 

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