The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story

Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!In a classic storyteller’s voice, Marion Dane Bauer tells an exquisite tale of friendship, family, and loss, laced with humor and joy.
Marion Dane Bauer has written more than 80 children's and young adult books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. These include the Newbery Honor-winning On My Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Association Award-winning Rain of Fire. In addition to her work for young people, Ms. Bauer is also the editor of Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, a collection of gay and lesbian short stories. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. View titles by Marion Dane Bauer
Elizabeth Sayles has illustrated more than 20 books for children, including The Goldfish Yawned, which she also wrote. It was chosen as a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book for 2005. She has also illustrated Billy Crystal’s I Already Know I Love You, which was a New York Times #1 bestselling picture book. Elizabeth lives in Valley Cottage, New York. View titles by Elizabeth Sayles

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Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!In a classic storyteller’s voice, Marion Dane Bauer tells an exquisite tale of friendship, family, and loss, laced with humor and joy.

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Marion Dane Bauer has written more than 80 children's and young adult books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. These include the Newbery Honor-winning On My Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Association Award-winning Rain of Fire. In addition to her work for young people, Ms. Bauer is also the editor of Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, a collection of gay and lesbian short stories. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. View titles by Marion Dane Bauer
Elizabeth Sayles has illustrated more than 20 books for children, including The Goldfish Yawned, which she also wrote. It was chosen as a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book for 2005. She has also illustrated Billy Crystal’s I Already Know I Love You, which was a New York Times #1 bestselling picture book. Elizabeth lives in Valley Cottage, New York. View titles by Elizabeth Sayles

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