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The princess who had no kingdom, Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb

Label
The princess who had no kingdom
Title
The princess who had no kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rejected by all of the other royal families she meets, it takes an encounter with a humble court jester, who declares her the queen of his heart, for the princess to discover where her kingdom really lies
Character
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Preschool-Grade 2 A bedraggled girl named Princess travels with her pony called Pretty, searching for her “kingdom.” She visits every town’s royal home, delivering parcels from her precariously packed cart and carrying her bright-red umbrella. At one residence, the Dowager Duchess Wilhemina sneers haughtily, but the court jester is smitten with Princess, and he gives her a pair of red tights “because he thought her feet looked cold.” When the prince of the land is to be crowned king, the royals arrive in a parade of elaborate carriages. At the ball, all the princes are charmed by Princess, and a food fight ensues! Disgruntled, she slips away into a purple-and-black night, glowing with white stars, her red tights peeking below her silhouetted form. Next day, she bumps into her “true” prince, the jester, and together they make plans for a future kingdom that mostly involves them being together. Large double-spread pages glow with colorful foliage, glorious fashions, imaginative architecture, and humor. Gibb’s illustrations recall the gorgeous and distinctive artwork of Jan Pienkoiwski. Her dramatic silhouettes, done in pen and ink and color, are breathtaking in their detail, delightfully complementing this bright, stylish, and original fairy tale. -- Gepson, Lolly (Reviewed 11-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 5, p64)
  • In a fairy-tale collaboration first published in 2009 in the U.K., Jones and Gibb introduce a princess in search of her kingdom. “It must be somewhere,” she muses to her horse. Shabby but still soignée (her loveliness and balletic bearing bring to mind Audrey Hepburn) and self-reliant, the princess earns money by using her pony cart to deliver “ostrich eggs that were about to hatch or troublesome things like lame dogs or unruly grannies.” The female half of high society snubs her, and the male half is utterly infatuated, but the princess gives her heart to a penniless, clever jester who understands that, together, they can be the “Queen and King of Here, There, and Everywhere.” Gibb’s impressively elaborate silhouette scenes and full-color drawings have the cool, composed élan of 1920s fashion illustration. Though the images of the poised princess doesn’t always evince the spunk in Jones’s text—this is a girl, after all, who asks, “Do I have to do everything around here?” having all but proposed to the jester—that won’t stop readers from finding her story enchanting. Ages 4–7. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 14, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 28, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359635
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Ursula
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
4.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gibb, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princesses
  • Fools and jesters
  • Fairy tales
  • Princesses
Target audience
primary
Label
The princess who had no kingdom, Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1064471
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807566305
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014006028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807566305
  • (OCoLC)872561887
Label
The princess who had no kingdom, Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1064471
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807566305
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014006028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807566305
  • (OCoLC)872561887

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