The Girl in the Tower (Hardcover)

By Lisa Schroeder, Nicoletta Ceccoli (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805095135, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/28/2017)

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Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana, who has the kingdom under her spell. The queen has all she wants except one thing-beauty. Violet possesses this beauty. She also has a secret: though she is very small, both her spirit and her heart are mighty.
When Violet is summoned by Bogdana to start training to become a real princess, it seems like her life might be taking a turn for the better. But hope quickly fades when Violet's mother is expelled from the castle and they're forbidden to see each other ever again. With everyone's lives in the balance, it's up to Violet to break the spell and reunite her family.

About the Author

Lisa Schroeder is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including the YA novels I Heart You, You Haunt Me, and The Bridge from Me to You and the middle grade novels It's Raining Cupcakes and My Secret Guide to Paris. She loves tea and cookies, flowers, family hikes, books and movies that make her laugh and cry, and sunshine. Living in Oregon, she doesn't get nearly enough sunshine, but the hikes are amazing.

NICOLETTA CECCOLI is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum. She was awarded the Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators and won the Andersen Prize, honoring her as the best children’s book illustrator in Italy. She lives in San Marino, Italy.

Praise For The Girl in the Tower

A Utah Beehive Award Nominee

"Kids will find it easy to root for determined Violet as she sets out to secure her family’s freedom. . . her courage and hope light up the pages of this sweetly quaint fairy tale."—Publishers Weekly

"Recommended for fans of fairy tales and modern Disney princesses." —School Library Journal