A few years back I came across this book. As a lover of fairy tales and folk lore I found the cover art to be intriguing, but I wondered if the interior would match up. It did. This is the story about a story book princess, who knows she is in a story, because all of the characters are acting everything out. The Princess is bored with repeating the story and wishes for more. But years without a reader is causing issues. One day the characters make a mistake in the plot and the Princess’ dream of having a real unscripted adventure begins.
That alone would have kept my interest. Self aware characters breaking the mold to grow. But there is more to this book. In reality this book is about the working of memory, the history of storytelling and the adaptable and collective nature of imagination.
Intended for readers ages 8 to 10, this is a well written book for all ages.