Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Beth Trott
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 56
Synopsis: From best selling children’s author, Julia Dweck, comes a tale of fantasy, adventure and bravery. Quinn is a fairy sprite who dreams of becoming queen. But how does one become a queen? All the books Quinn has ever read claim that damsels in distress are rescued by princes and then live happily ever after. Quinn’s search for a handsome prince is brought to an abrupt halt by a nasty two-headed ogre who threatens the safety of Fairy Land. And suddenly, a dreaded sound, As something wicked stomped the ground. A gruesome ogre, wide and tall, And both heads said, “I’m King of all!” Now looking round, Quinn was alone. How could she stop it on her own? But fairies always locked their doors When ogres came to settle scores. Can Quinn summon the queen inside her heart to outwit this evil foe? Crowned! is a clever fairy tale, which teaches young readers that two heads aren’t always better than one--especially when you’re dealing with one very determined young fairy. Artist, Beth Trott, waves her magic paintbrush, blending color and fantasy into each breathtaking page. Young readers will be dazzled not only by the story, but also challenging activities that extend the learning and fun. Crowned! is a crowning achievement.
Crowned inspires young readers to look within themselves to make their dreams come true.
Quinn is a fairy who believes she will someday become queen. Quinn tries all the usual tricks like kissing a frog and eating apples in order to find a King to marry, but nothing seems to work. It isn't until Quinn is forced to to take actions into her own hands that she realizes she's had what it takes to be queen all along.
This beautifully written tale instills the importance of believing in yourself while engaging readers through witty rhyme and vibrant illustrations. Children will learn, just as Quinn did that "dreams and wishes do come true, but only if you want them to."
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.