Selling Points: "Fairy tales, humor, siblings, friendship"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2006
Fiction Ages 8-11
As Jill headed toward the door her mother suddenly called out, "You are going into the land of Grimm. It's not the same as our kingdom. Sometimes a sense of humour is the best weapon a person can carry."
Princess Jill excels at jousting, fencing, skating and long-distance spitting. Her brother, King Jack, loves baking and spending time with Little Bo Peep and her sheep. So what's a princess to do when she receives a mysterious letter from the land of Grimm? Take up ballroom dancing? Not Princess Jill. All alone, with only her wits to guide her, Jill sets off to rescue the citizens of Grimm. Along the way she makes many odd new friends and discovers the value of listening to your mother.
CM Magazine - November 24, 2006
"An excellent read-aloud choice...Bar-el's sense of humour will definitely appeal to children aged 8-11...Humour and characters will [also] appeal to older readers, thus making it an excellent high-interest book. Recommended."
Canadian Toy Testing Council Recommended Books, commended
CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee, short-listed
Silver Birch Express, winner
CCBC Our Choice, commended
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