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The Big Princess

By Taro Miura
Illustrated by Taro Miura

A king, a queen and one very big princess... A witty, wonderful and warm-hearted prequel to The Tiny King by acclaimed picture book maker, Taro Miura.

Once upon a time ... a king and queen discover, among their flowers, the teensiest, tiniest princess. Such a charming, sweet little thing! They are instantly taken with her – she becomes the daughter they never had, the child they had always dreamed of. The Queen immediately sets about finding her a perfect-sized bed and only a tiny ring box will do. But, in no time at all, the princess grows too big for her miniature bed. In fact, with each passing day, the princess grows bigger and bigger. Soon, she is taller than her parents, taller than her bedroom … and the princess keeps growing until her head pokes through the top of even the tallest tower! Can the King figure out how to break the spell and save his beloved princess before his castle crumbles and falls?

  • With his unique creative blend of collage, geometric shapes and stunning colour palette, Miura's artwork will appeal to the youngest of children and design-loving parents alike.
  • In this prequel to The Tiny King, Taro Miura continues to celebrate the bonds of familial love in his refreshingly original, enchanting and arresting style.

About the author

Taro Miura is the award-winning author/illustrator of over thirty books for children including The Tiny King (9781406348194) and Tools. He specialised in silkscreen printing at Osaka University of Art and was first selected to exhibit his work in the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition fiction category in 2001. He has since exhibited his work in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories several times. Taro works internationally and is regularly published in Japan, France, Switzerland and Italy. He lives in Japan.

ISBN: 9781406357226
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Dimensions: 170 x 296mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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