The First Adventures of Princess Peony

In which she could meet a bear. But doesn't. But she still could.

by Nette Hilton and Lucinda Gifford

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2018

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A gifty, funny illustrated series for imaginative girls, written by Nette Hilton, the author of A Proper Little Lady.

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl called Peony. That’s P.E.O.N.Y. And it’s me. I live in a Castle with my Dragon whose name is Totts. That’s T.O.T.T.S And that makes me a Princess if you really want to know.

Princess Peony is not really a princess, but she does have a pet dragon, which means she's kind of like a princess. In her first adventure, she must keep an evil troll (her brother) from trying to steal her dragon (dog)--and avoid being eaten by a bear, which is really hard work.

  • Nette Hilton's A Proper Little Lady picture book is an Australian Classic, and this series has that same sort of sensibility. It's for creative girls with big ideas and strong opinions. 
  • The hardcover, large trim size and two-colour interior make this a perfect gift to share with newly-independent readers, and the text begs to be read aloud, dramatically, of course. 
  • This is a series that encourages imaginative play. Peony is an ordinary girl who sees herself as a princess. This isn't a game to her; it's real. And readers can imagine their own royal worlds, especially with the tips and quizzes on princess-y sorts of things in the back of each book.
ISBN:
9781760650445
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2018
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
230x156x10mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Nette Hilton

Nette Hilton has worked in many jobs from governess to teacher, tax clerk to receptionist/telephonist and all sorts in between. Her life as a writer began when her daughter, Emma, began to really hate going to school and she set out to write a book to help her through it.

Since then, Nette has become an award-winning author with more than twenty years of experience. She grew up in Victoria but has lived in Sydney since the age of eleven.

Lucinda Gifford

Lucinda Gifford was brought up in Scotland and originally intended to become an architect, studying Architecture at Edinburgh and Bath Universities.

Lucinda’s love of drawing buildings was cancelled out at the time by an overwhelming disinterest in construction sites and the newly-introduced CAD technology, and so she went on to spend a very enjoyable fifteen years in Auckland, London and Melbourne working in advertising and design.

These days, Lucinda lives with her family in Melbourne’s northern suburbs – and works as an illustrator, author-illustrator and graphic designer from her cosy, messy home studio.

Lucinda uses pencil, ink, crayon, marker, and watercolour to produce her illustrations, and usually uses PhotoShop to put everything together. When not sketching, designing or developing story ideas, Lucinda enjoys plot twists, beach walks and staring out the windows of Melbourne trams.

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