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 funny illustrations.
Vivian French MBE was first published in 1990 and has since published over 270 titles. Together with Lucy Juckes, Vivian founded Picture Hooks in 2013, a project that supports emerging Scottish illustrators.More about Vivian French
Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in LoMore about Marta Kissi