THE PAPER PRINCESS by Elisa Kleven

THE PAPER PRINCESS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The illustrator of Dorros's Abuela (1991, ALA Notable) again depicts an aerial journey. Here, a paper doll blows away before the child who is making her finishes her hair. As she wafts along, the doll tries on her head such things as a candy wrapper and a bit of cloud; she's brought to earth by a boy in a Ferris wheel, nearly destroyed by a girl who colors green hair for her by mistake, and rescued by a friendly jay; then, with a bit of luck and the help of her maker's nice brother, she finds her way home. Imaginatively detailed and told with an appealing blend of realism and whimsy, the classic lost-and-found scenario once again makes a satisfying tale; but best here are the illustrations in Kleven's familiar decorative style--the gaily patterned princess sails through a flower-bedecked world fairly sparkling with stylized creatures, smiling children, cheery fabric designs, and light. Fine for reading aloud or alone. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-525-45231-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1994




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