Princess Cora and the Crocodile

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Princess Cora and the Crocodile
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1536208787
ISBN-13: 9781536208788
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Princess Cora and the Crocodile

author: Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrator: Brian Floca

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She’s sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She’s sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won’t let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn’t expect it to come in the form of a crocodile — a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, children’s book luminaries Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure — climbing trees! getting dirty! having fun! — while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.

“The fable is reminiscent of the finest adult-comeuppance collaborations of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, with the added bonus that the princess learns to speak for herself and the grown-ups learn to listen.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536208787 /  9781536208788
on sale date:
10/2019
type/format:
Fiction - First Chapter Book / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
80 / 6 3/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Animals; Royalty; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, the Newbery Honor Book and New York Times bestseller Splendors and Glooms, the Scott O'Dell Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Hired Girl, the sumptuously illustrated chapter book The Night Fairy, and other critically acclaimed books for young readers. A teacher as well as a writer, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland.
illustrator’s comments:
Brian Floca is the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner Locomotive, the Robert F. Sibert Honor books Moonshot and Lightship, and other picture books, and is the illustrator of many more books for young readers. Brian Floca lives and works in Brooklyn.
 
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