Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve

De Seve, Randall and Peter de Seve The Duchess of Whimsy: an absolutely delicious fairy tale. Philomel (Penguin), 2009. $17.99. The Duchess of Whimsy finds the Earl of Norm perfectly boring and resists all of his advances, until one day when everything at the castle goes horribly wrong. When given the chance to actually talk to the Earl, she may discover depths within them both that were previously hidden. Beautiful illustrations accompany a worthy new fairy tale. I hope that this wife and husband team up for more books very soon! More than just for children – adults will delight in this story, too. EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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