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Princess Rosamond isn't your typical princess. She prefers good books to good looks and keeps both the royal accounts and the castle drawbridge in working order. When her greedy stepmother and stepsister scheme to spend the royal treasury and her father, the king, falls ill, Rosamond must set out in search of the one thing that can cure him -- the healing waters found in the magical well at the end of the world.

In the spirit of The Talking Eggs, award-winning author Robert San Souci has once again created a feisty heroine whose generosity and courage save the day combined with Rebecca Walsh's vibrant paintings. This is an adventure story that readers will turn to again and again.


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"In keeping with the "beauty-is-only-skin-deep" message, newcomer Walsh bothers less about painting pretty fairy-tale scenes than she does about expressing characters' inner natures and catching the easygoing humor of San Souci's text; Rosamonde may be the first princess in picture-book history to harness her crown under her chin with a sensible strap." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Robert D. San Souci
Illustrator Rebecca Walsh
Publication Date Aug 5, 2004
Publisher Chronicle Books
Language English