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The Cherry Pie Princess

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by Marta Kissi, a talented new illustrator and animator.

From Vivian French, the bestselling author of the Tiara Club series and The Adventures of Alfie Onion, comes a charming new comic fairy tale for junior readers. It's not much fun being a princess: you have to be prim, proper and obedient. Princess Peony lives in a world full of magical creatures – hags, trolls, giants and fairy godmothers – but her father's strict rules leave her feeling bored and lonely. She wants to learn how to DO things, and cooking's at the top of her list. But when Peony borrows a recipe book from the public library, the king has the old librarian who tried to help her arrested for "speaking out of turn". Can Peony stand up to her father and make things right? A funny and uplifting story, brought to life by Marta Kissi's warm and expressive illustrations.

  • A fresh new take on the fairy tale by a master of the genre, this is the funny, uplifting story of an unconventional princess standing up to her tyrannical father.
  • “French reminds us how fresh a fairy tale can be in the right hands.” The New York Times
  • Marta Kissi is a highly talented illustrator and animator – a rising star. Her first picture book Ready, Set, Mo!, written by Olympian Mo Farah, published this year to critical acclaim.

About the author

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. Vivian teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com. Marta Kissi is a new and exciting talent in the world of children's book illustration. She studied illustration and animation at Kingston University – graduated in 2010, and completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2012. Her previous work for Walker includes covers for Tanya Landman's junior fiction series, Flotsam and Jetsam, and the UK jacket for Better Nate Than Ever. She lives in London. Follow Marta on Twitter under the handle @MartaDlugolecka, or visit her at her website: www.kissikissi.com.

ISBN: 9781406368970
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 04/06/17 at 23:35:19
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