The Soap Lady
Inspired by a real saponified ("turned to soap") female mummy that resides in the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Renee French's all-new, feature-length picture book, The Soap Lady, is a wonderfully entrancing and eccentric tale about a boy, a monster, a ventriloquist dummy, a number of bloodthirsty townspeople, and those soap horns your mom used to give you in the bubble bath. A sweet and yet unsettling story about love, loss and friendship, illustrated in the gorgeously detailed and soft-textured signature style that is Renee French's trademark. Definitely Renee's most ambitious and magnificent work to date, packaged beautifully in a deluxe hardcover format. For adults and children alike.