Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves.
Natasha Farrant’s original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and classic storytelling with glowing full colour illustrations by debut artist Lydia Corry in a sumptuous gift book.
‘Mirror, mirror on the wall… what makes a princess excellent?’ The enchantress’s mirror travels through time, from east to west, to find the answer. Reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty, polite or obedient. These are girls determined to do the rescuing themselves. The Arabian princess of the desert protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner; Latin American Princess, Tica, takes a crocodile for a pet; a Scottish princess explores the high seas; African Princess, Abayome, puts empathy and kindness above being royal; and in a tower-block, Princess saves her precious community garden from the hands of greedy urban developers.
Complimented by detailed, jewel-coloured artwork these beautifully imagined stories are a twist on traditional princess tales.