LillyBelle (Hardcover)

A Damsel NOT in Distress

By Joana Pastro, Jhon Ortiz (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781635922967, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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When faced with the danger of giants, ogres, and witches, other damsels might quake with fear . . . but not LillyBelle!

At the School for Damsels, LillyBelle enjoys many damsel-in-training classes, like cake baking and vocal training, but the rule that a damsel must be in distress . . . not so much. When she's captured by one villain after another, LillyBelle will need to use her charm and her wit to save herself and prove once and for all that damsels don't have to be in distress--all in time for tea!

About the Author

Originally from Brazil, Joana Pastro is a former architect. This is her first book for children.

Jhon Ortiz is a 3D character animator and illustrator from Valencia, Spain. He is a dreamer who always looks for new stories.

Praise For LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress

"The picture book’s lessons of self-empowerment, the importance of dialogue, and the value of understanding are efficiently rendered, aided by rounded, earth-toned illustrations that create a grounded fairy-tale world little readers will enjoy." -- Kirkus Reviews