“The Princess’ Blankets” by Carol Ann Duffy
A powerful fairy tale of a princess who cannot get warm, no matter what is done for her. A stranger with cold eyes brings her the earth’s blanket, the forest’s blanket, the ocean’s blanket and more, but nothing can warm the cold princess until one day a musician wanders into the land, and her heart melts with warmth and love.
Winner of the Key Stage 2 Fiction Award in the 2009 English 4-11 Best Children’s Illustrated Book Awards:
“This is an outstanding book in all respects. Its artwork is stunning – with some pages sparkling and shimmering in the light. And the story – a classic. Carol Ann Duffy has created a marvellous web of language beautifully complemented by the exquisite and richly decorated illustrations of Catherine Hyde to make this a superb fairy tale. This is a must for key stage 2.”
“Ravishing and beautifully produced.”
Inside Cornwall Magazine