The Restless Girls

The Restless Girls

by Jessie Burton and Angela Barrett

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/09/2018

  $16.71

This breathtaking work of short illustrated fiction is best viewed on a colour device


A dazzling, feminist reinterpretation of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse, beautifully illustrated by Angela Barrett. A fairytale about family, sisterhood, imagination and bravery


'A fierce fairytale for the rebel girl' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

'A magical modern retelling of an old fairytale ... Exquisite' JACQUELINE WILSON

'Wild, wise, generous, ferocious' KATHERINE RUNDELL

'A compete revelation' THANDIE NEWTON


For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.

ISBN:
9781408886908
9781408886908
Category:
Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton was born in 1982.

She studied at Oxford University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has worked as an actress and a PA in the City.

She now lives in south-east London, not far from where she grew up. She is the author of the bestselling novels The Miniaturist and The Muse.

Angela Barrett

Angela Barrett is a hugely talented and internationally acclaimed figure in illustration. She completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake.

Her first title, The King, The Cat and The Fiddle, was runner-up in the Mother Goose Award in 1984. Since then, Angela has illustrated numerous titles and won many awards for her work, including the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1993 for Beware, Beware! She lives and works in London.

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