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The Princess of 8th Street

Linas Alsenas

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Description

Jane, the Princess of 8th Street, has many royal duties to attend to. Between having tea with her “ladies-in-waiting” (her doll collection), keeping up with her studies (Math for Monarchs and Pink Power are two of her favorite books), and dealing with her horrible toad of a brother, Jane doesn’t often have time to venture from her palace or socialize with other young royals.
But one day, on a trip to the market, her mother insists that Jane go play in the park with the other children. Jane is shy around the other young lords and ladies, and things become even worse when she is confronted by Samantha, the Princess of 10th Street. Will the two princesses be able to overcome their differences? Will Jane finally make a friend?
This cute and clever picture book proves there’s more to being a princess than just dresses and tea parties.

Praise for The Princess of 8th Street:
"Alsenas dresses Jane in pink frills, and the story’s jacket is awash in sparkles, but with tantrums and worries, Princess Jane is identifiably, and most definitely, just a child navigating the world of making friends. A refreshing dose of reality for all those princess wannabes."
Kirkus Reviews

"Alsenas's narration has a lovely sense of formality that instantly establishes a sense of play and welcomes readers into Jane's world."
Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly Review

Oct 15, 2012 – As a make-believe Princess, Jane has plenty to do: having tea with her subjects (her dolls), managing the royal zoo (her collection of stuffed animals), and being a patron of learning and the arts. In reality, though, Jane is a lonely and shy girl who is easily intimidated by the “rough-and-tumble sports” of the playground. Just when Jane is at her lowest, she meets a kindred spirit—“Samantha, the Princess of 10th Street”—and they establish a joint kingdom and a fast friendship. Alsenas’s (Hello My Name Is Bob) narration has a lovely sense of formality that instantly establishes a sense of play and welcomes readers into Jane’s world (one can easily imagine Patrick Stewart intoning the words). The fine ink outlines and soft colors of Alsenas’s images exude a suitably regal deportment, although some readers may wonder whether there’s something physically wrong with Jane—she often looks uneasy and has difficulty running. But the joy in her face when she discovers a like-minded girl proves that connection is indeed a powerful tonic. Ages 4–8.
The Princess of 8th Street
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Published: Jan 11, 2013
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Print Length: 32 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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