The Apple-pip Princess

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
With sumptuous artwork, Jane Ray tells an original fairy tale of a humble princess whose love for nature’s beauty restores a kingdom.

Once there was a kingdom full of laughter, happiness, trees, and birdsong. But when the queen dies, the land becomes quiet and barren, and everyone is filled with sadness. What will make the kingdom bloom again? Can Serenity, the youngest of three princesses, bring hope and life back to her kingdom with a single apple pip — a precious seed left to her by her mother? This original fairy tale is brought to life and exquisitely illustrated by the internationally renowned Jane Ray.

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User Review  - SRThompson - LibraryThing

This picture book tells the tale of three princesses in line for the throne. The littlest princess shows that hard work and the caring of others will get you far in life. I think the lesson in this fairytale is far better then most. Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

In this gorgeous original fairy-tale from English author/artist Jane Ray, an elderly king - weighed down by sorrow after the death of his wife - proclaims that, of his three daughters, his kingdom ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jane Ray has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including LUGALBANDA: THE BOY WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN A WAR by Kathy Henderson and SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET by Michael Rosen. She lives in London.

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