The Princess and the Castle by Caroline Binch
  

The Princess and the Castle

Written by Caroline Binch
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Princess and the Castle by Caroline Binch

Genevieve loves to play at being a princess, and she longs to visit the castle across the bay. But ever since the day her dad was lost at sea, she's afraid to go near the water. Then along comes Mum's new friend, Cedric. Maybe Princess Genevieve will be able to go to her castle after all.

Reviews

This is a moving story about a girl who has to confront her fears and cope with loss and change in the family unit. * Teaching and Learning * Binch's illustrations carry the sensory appeal of life.... Figures appear caressed by the light that polishes cheekbones and limbs; sunshine crystallises the sand and glitters on the sea. * Times Educational Supplement * A beautifully illustrated, well-crafted story. * Cork Evening Echo * As a reader you feel you are looking at a real family and their life in a harbourside town. * Nursery World * A tender, appealing book with breath-taking illustrations by the author. * Sunday Tribune (Dublin) * Skilfully told with a nicely curved poignancy. Binch's illustrations are as clear and zinging as a blast of ozone-filled breeze. * Independent * This is a beautiful book, the illustrations are breathtaking and the story of restoration to friendship for a small child is perfect. * DolphinBooks - the blog * The illustrations are just superb - each one is a miniature work of art, expressive and full of emotion. The subject matter, of loss and of rebuilding a family unit, is skilfully told and the book has an overwhelmingly positive message. * Parents in Touch * A distinctly different princess book from one of our favourite author illustrators. The phenomenally talented Caroline Binch is well known for her glorious mighty girl Grace. Once again she turns her attention to mighty girl characters with The Princess and the Castle , a stunningly written and beautifully illustrated book that just begs to be read and read and read again... The Princess and the Castle is absolutely incredible on every level. The illustrations are breathtaking (as you'd expect from Caroline) and the story themes are important and deep - tones of overcoming childhood fears, coping with loss and grief and dealing with potential new 'dads

If

About the Author

Caroline Binch is the distinguished illustrator of Amazing Grace, Grace and Family and Starring Grace. She won the Smarties Prize for Hue Boy, with Rita Phillips Mitchell, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award for Gregory Cool, while Since Dad Left won the UKLA Award. Caroline's other ground-breaking books include Christy's Dream, Silver Shoes, Down by the River and Road Horse. She lives in Pendeen, Cornwall.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Caroline Binch
More books by Caroline Binch

Publisher

Otter-Barry Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2016

ISBN

9781910959480


At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****