The Water Princess (Hardback)
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The Water Princess (Hardback)

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£12.99
Hardback 40 Pages
Published: 13/09/2016
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With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie's kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own. Inspired by the childhood of Burkina Faso-born model Georgie Badiel, The Water Princess brings together the exceptional talents of Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds in this stunning picture book.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780399172588
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 251 x 251 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for The Water Princess:An ALA Notable Children’s Book – 2017Amazon Best Book of September – Ages 6-8 “[T]his timely and well-crafted story will educate readers on the preciousness of potable water.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A lovely picture book, filled with messages of perseverance and hope.”—School Library Journal “A stirring, thought-provoking story… Verde's poetic language reflects the length and difficulty of Gie Gie and her mother's trek, along with the positive spirit the girl brings to the task.”—Publishers Weekly “Fashion Week’s most inspiring story.”—New York Post 

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