The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story

Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
In a classic storyteller's voice, Newbery Honor recipient Marion Dane Bauer tells a tale of friendship, family, and fitting in that recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say—she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she takes it. Then the doll comes to life in her hand. She's loud, obnoxious, selfishly bossy, and claims that she's a princess and Rose is her servant. But she's also tiny and fragile. She needs Rose to keep her safe. And maybe Rose needs Princess Regina, too.
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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In a classic storyteller's voice, Newbery Honor recipient Marion Dane Bauer tells a tale of friendship, family, and fitting in that recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say—she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she takes it. Then the doll comes to life in her hand. She's loud, obnoxious, selfishly bossy, and claims that she's a princess and Rose is her servant. But she's also tiny and fragile. She needs Rose to keep her safe. And maybe Rose needs Princess Regina, too.

Author

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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