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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

FSG Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 02/07/2017

ISBN: 9781466896826

32 Pages, Ages 3-6
Romy wants to go to Princessland, where all girls are princesses. In Princessland, there are castles and royal balls, sparkling rivers and flower crowns. Romy’s pet, the Lady Cat, promises to take her there. They spend the day climbing trees, dancing in the marketplace, and weaving daisy chains beside a fountain. Then the Lady Cat leads Romy home. But Romy didn’t get to visit Princessland . . . or did she?

Praise for Princessland

"Full color spreads done in soft pastels show intricate details of diverse, smiling princesses with pets, flowers, jewels, and sweets. A feast of imagination."—Booklist

"Shades of shell pink and moss green add elegance to Tanaka’s (Blanket & Bear, a Remarkable Pair) muted spreads; the town where Romy lives rivals Princessland for misty allure, as the girl describes elegant nightly balls and princesses who fight dragons while riding horses and lions...there’s plenty of wonder in the real world, and imagination and storytelling offer surefire tickets into other ones—sentiments that are even easier to accept when they come from a talking cat."—Publishers Weekly

"A delightful ode to imaginative play that young dreamers are bound to enjoy." —School Library Journal


Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Emily Jenkins’s many picture books include Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Honor Books Five Creatures and That New Animal. She also writes middle-grade books and novels, including Toys Go Out and The Secret Life of Billie’s Uncle Myron. She teaches writing for children at Hamline University and lives in Brooklyn, New York—a magical place in and of itself.

Yoko Tanaka is a London-based illustrator. She has previously illustrated children’s books by Kate DiCamillo and Keith McGowan. Her paintings have been shown in galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver.

image of Emily Jenkinso
Photo by Heather Weston

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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