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The Big Princess

Taro Miura, Taro Miura (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

A simple fairy tale meets bold, geometric art in this fresh, witty story from Japan.

Once upon a time, a king and queen discover among their flowers a lovely and very tiny princess perched on a leaf. Overjoyed to have found a daughter, they fashion for her a single-feather bed and watch as she grows large enough to sleep in a ring box, a teacup, and a teddy bear’s lap. But still the princess keeps growing and growing, until her head pokes through the top of even the tallest tower. Can the king figure out how to break the spell before the enormous tower crumbles and falls? With bright, stylized artwork and a vertical foldout befitting a very big princess, this whimsical follow-up to The Tiny King is sure to be a big hit.


Praise For The Big Princess

A geometric kaleidoscope of digital images and collage forms the bones of this winsome tale.
—Kirkus Reviews

Miura’s digital collages feature improbably harmonizing elements ... brightly colored, blocky geometric shapes coexist with realistic imagery.
—The Horn Book

The unique digital collage artwork will inspire a host of related art activities. The Big Princess is bound to be a big hit.
—School Library Journal

This is an intriguing original fairy tale, and the language effectively utilizes the mild formality of a classic tale.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Candlewick, 9780763674595, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015



About the Author

Taro Miura is the author-illustrator of the companion book, The Tiny King. An award-winning illustrator and graphic designer, he has been selected several times to exhibit his work at the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. He lives in Japan.