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Children's Fiction Adaptations

Theo's Princess

by (author) Ellen DeLange

illustrated by Monty Lee

Initial publish date
Jun 2021
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price

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A cute, modern twist to fairy tales. For royal dreamers ages 5 years and up.

Theo had always heard stories about a princess kissing a frog and turning it into a prince. He wished that one day a cute princess would turn him into a prince too. Would Theo succeed in finding his princess?

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Ellen DeLange has been fascinated by picture books ever since she was a child growing up in the Netherlands. In the attic of her home, she assembled a small library and shared her collection with friends and family. As an adult, she started traveling and expanded her library with picture books from all over the world. Ellen also enjoyed inventing her own stories and was encouraged by her daughter to write her first picture book, A Story with a Tale. Ellen has a doctorate in medical sciences and currentlylives in Canada where she loves to walk in the woods with her Jack Russell terriers, drink lots of tea after a busy day, and sail on the ocean to clear her mind.

Editorial Reviews

"You have to love a children's book that begins with "Once upon a time..." In this fairy tale twist Theo the frog dreams of becoming a prince. He's heard he can do this by receiving a kiss from a princess. When he cannot find a princess around his village he decides to get creative and advertise for one. Will his princess show up at his meeting place? I loved the illustrations in this book. The cute spin on a classic was a fun read. I would recommend this for kids 4 and up, younger if they have a longer attention span." - Cooke County Library

"Theo's Princess is such a cute retailing of the story princess and the frog. It has a sweet twist at the end, that will keep young and old readers engaged. The illustrations are brilliant." - Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System

"This is actually a fun retelling on the original story, with a cute surprising twist. The illustrations are gorgeous too!" - Cheeky Lines

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