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Author
Lois Lowry. Jules Feiffer, illus.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format hardcover, Illustrated
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780547238692
Pages/Publication Date 186/2010
Daedalus Item Code 22717
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The two-time Newbery Medal–winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, Lois Lowry here gives us her own idea of a fairy tale, in which a princess, dreading the thought of a stifling marriage in her near future, exchanges clothes with her chambermaid and goes on a spree. The effervescent cartoons of Jules Feiffer add to the lighthearted spirit in this story full of wordplay and inverted expectations, for readers 11 and up.

"Lowry, who has often turned to new genres and made them her own, now freely adopts certain conventions of the romantic fairy tale to create a fresh story buoyed by wry wit and occasional schoolyard humor. The many idiosyncratic characters are drawn with swift, sure strokes in both the writing and in Feiffer's inimitable ink drawings, notable for their economy and assurance of line as well as their pitch-perfect expression of personality, attitude, and emotion. An original fairy tale with a decidedly comical twist."—Booklist (starred review)

 
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