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32pp, color

7.5in x 7.5in
Juvenile Fiction:  Social Themes/Friendship

4 to 9
September 2018







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The Absolutely Positively NO Princesses Book

By Ian Lendler

Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

    Do you have to choose between tutus, tiaras, glitter or treehouses, paintbrushes, and adventure? Can you combine the two into a glowing pink story? Anything can happen when worst enemies become best friends.

    Some kids like frills and sparkles and bows and lots of pink. And some don’t. The girl who started The Absolutely Positively No Princesses Book is sure that she wants a story full of nature and adventure. But when a princess barges into the pages with her own opinions about what makes for a good story, the two learn that they each have something to offer. Together they make the best story of all.

    Ian Lendler is the author of several picture books including An Undone Fairy Tale, Little Sid, and One Day A Dot. He also wrote the graphic novel series, The Stratford Zoo Presents... Sadly, he does not look good in a tutu. You can read more about him at

    Deborah Zemke grew up princess-free near Detroit, Michigan. She’s used her magic wand pencil to create over forty children’s books including Creston’s Wilcox and Griswold chapter book series. She currently climbs trees in Columbia, Missouri. Learn more about Deborah at

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