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The Paper Princess [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

Kleven, Elisa

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ISBN 10: 0525452311 / ISBN 13: 9780525452317
Published by Dutton Children's Books, New York, 1994
Condition: vg Hardcover
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4to. Unpaginated (32pp). Color illustrated paper-covered boards in matching dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers and title-page. Inscribed by Kleven on verso of free endpaper with little sketch: "For Frances Jaffa, a special princess! Elisa Kleven." Heartwarming children's tale of the adventures of the Paper Princess. Delightfully illustrated with color reproductions of drawings by Kleven. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 26927

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Title: The Paper Princess [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition, seventh printing.

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A lovely paper princess, freshly cut out and still in need of hair, is swept off by the wind into a series of wonderful adventures, from a ride on a ferris wheel and a terrifying ordeal in a garbage can to a sojourn in a bird's nest and back again.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-A little girl draws and cuts out a picture of a princess. When the paper doll is blown away by a gust of wind, she travels far and wide and finally, through a coincidence worthy of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, ends up with her own little girl again. Kleven has taken this simple story and given it style and heart. The events, some of which are either purely fanciful or highly unlikely, all seem authentic. Giving an inanimate object a believable personality is not an easy feat, and the author does a fine job of it. Her graceful phrases add a lyrical air, and emotions are described with a light and delicate touch. Her multimedium collages have never looked fresher or more interesting. The world she creates is not necessarily free from danger or sadness, yet it is predominantly full of beauty and sunlight. All the elements of the visual arts-texture, pattern, shape, color, and line-come alive in her skillful hands. The best book yet from this talented author/illustrator, and one that children will love.
Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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