The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375856921, 128pp.
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
In a classic storyteller's voice, Newbery Honor recipient Marion Dane Bauer tells a tale of friendship, family, and fitting in that recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.
Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say—she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she takes it. Then the doll comes to life in her hand. She's loud, obnoxious, selfishly bossy, and claims that she's a princess and Rose is her servant. But she's also tiny and fragile. She needs Rose to keep her safe. And maybe Rose needs Princess Regina, too.
About the Author
Elizabeth Sayles's luminous art can be seen in over twenty children's books, including "The Goldfish Yawned, " a Bank Street College Best Children's Book for 2005, "Millions of Snowflakes, " and Billy Crystal's "I Already Know I Love You, " a "New York Times" #1 best-selling picture book.