Lily the Little Princess, Hardback

Lily the Little Princess Hardback

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Lily the little princess loves to dance with her animal friends in the summer.

But when winter comes her playmates all go to sleep, or fly away to warmer places.

In spring, Lily sets off through the forest in search of someone like her, someone who also wants to play in the winter.

Lily is helped on her way by an old tree, a badger and a hedgehog, until she happily discovers her perfect companion.

This enchanting, simple tale and its beautiful illustrations lead into a world among the flowers that will capture any child's imagination.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Floris Books
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  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780863159053



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Tiny Princess Lily, whose kingdom lies behind a hedge, enjoys playing with all the animals during the beautiful warm summer. But when winter comes she finds herself alone in her palace, with no companion to keep her company. Determined to remedy the situation, she goes in search of someone like herself the next spring. Aided by the trees and the woodland animals, she eventually meets Tristan, the Prince of the Forest, and the two discover that they are made for one another...Originally published in Germany as <u>Pia, die kleine Prinzessin</u>, this original fairy-tale from Daniela Drescher doesn't feature the usual fairies and elves to be found in its creator's woodland world, although the diminutive Lily and Tristram might easily be relatives of those magical beings. I liked the idea of a bride who wins her bridegroom by seeking for him - shades of Cupid and Psyche, or East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon, I expect - bust truthfully I wasn't that involved in the story here. The artwork, on the other hand, was just lovely, depicting the natural world in deep, lush colours, and capturing the elfin charm of its main character perfectly. The scene in which Lily and Tristan ride through a purplish-blue night, with fireflies lighting up here and there, was probably my favourite. Recommended to young fairy lovers, and to fans of the artist.