About the Book
Title: The Princess Fables | Author: Marc Clark | Illustrator: Eric Hosford | Publication Date: December 5, 2013 | Publisher: Seven C’s Productions | Pages: 115 | Recommended Ages: 3+
Summary: The Origins of THE PRINCESS FABLES: When the author’s daughter was just beginning the first grade, she was not happy about school. So when he would wake her each morning, whatever she would say to get out of going became the subject for a PRINCESS FABLE. If she’d say, “I don’t want to,” he’d make up a tale about The Princess Who Always Said, “I Don’t Wanna”. If she pulled the covers over her head, he’d tell her the story of The Princess Who Hid Under The Covers. By the end of each Fable he’d have her dressed and ready for school, with her eyes wide open and full of hope…
THE PRINCESS FABLES are eleven inspirational stories for young girls who may still dream of being a Princess. Each Princess embarks on an adventure of self discovery and along the way, learns about the importance of trust, devotion, courage and the power of love. These classic tales transport little girls to a time and place where they are the heroines and can create their own happy endings.
Every delicate pen and ink illustration reflects the classic fairy tale drawings of the late 19th century.
Award: The Princess Fables was just awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival.
My degree specialized in children’s literature, and naturally, I’m drawn to fables, folklore, and fairy tales. I love this new twist on the classic fairy tales of which we’ve always read. Furthermore, it’s great to see new interpretations of these tales for a younger audience. As my child gets older, we do like books where we can choose a story per night, so this book is wonderful for that type of reading. Also, I believe this tales might be useful for a reader who has challenges reading or tends to get overwhelmed with length or language.
These tales are also great to produce dialogue with children like, “What happened to the Princess when she “didn’t wanna”? Teachers, this set of fables would make a wonderful juxtaposition to Grimm’s fairy tales or creative writing. Lastly, I love the titles and the “lessons” from each princess, “The Princess Who Never Woke Up” or “The Princess Who Grunted.” I certainly recommend this set of Princess Fable to readers, teachers, and parents of princesses who may need to use please more often.
In a recent review by the Island Waves publication, Trey Seal wrote, “The Princess Fables is a book that brings back the nostalgia of the classic fairytales from our youth and is highly recommended for young children.”
Excerpts From Amazon Reviews:
“Marvelously original, soulful, and witty tales! Modern fables with funny and moving twists. I hope these stories make their way to kids everywhere!”
“What a beautifully illustrated and well-written book.”
“A charming and witty read, with stunning illustrations. The Princess is adorable and the book conveys a very positive image for little girls.”
“Great read for the little princess in us all!”
About the Author: Marc Clark
Marc Clark is the author of several plays and screenplays, a writer and producer of commercials, promos and television content. Marc is the father of two and currently resides in Manhattan.
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