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The Invincible Kingdom

Published by Crocodile Books
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About The Book

The third title in the stunningly illustrated fairytale trilogy for all ages from internationally-acclaimed papercut artist Rob Ryan. Born into the royal family, John has always known he doesn’t want to be King. To escape his destiny he’s run away and built a different kind of future for himself. But just when everything seems to be going right for John, his past catches up with him: Lord Von Dronus, the palace’s senior courtier, is determined to hunt him down. Forced into hiding with his best friend, June, it seems as though John will never be able to live an ordinary life. Until one night he decides to put an audacious plan into place. Inspiring, funny, and moving, The Invincible Kingdom is about following your dreams and creating your own happily ever after.

About The Author

Rob Ryan studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic before going on to an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. After several years as a painter, he began creating paper-cuts and screen prints, which led to collaborations with Paul Smith, Liberty, London's Fortnum and Mason and many others. He has exhibited in New York, London, and Japan and has a store, Ryantown, in London. He is the author of This Is for You and A Sky Full of Kindness and illustrated The Giftfor Carol Ann Duffy.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Crocodile Books (September 15, 2016)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566560207
  • Ages: 9 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"Ryan concludes the trilogy that began with The Invisible Kingdom as John, the king who fled his throne, attempts to outwit Lord Von Dronus, who has replaced him with an imposter. This circuitous installment follows John and his friend June as they grow closer while contacting a plan to take down not just Von Dronus but the monarchy itself" Fans of the previous books, though, will be glad to see John's long quest reach a happy conclusion. Ages 8- up."

"A fanciful modern fairy tale illustrated with a whole sheaf of his intricately detailed cut-paper silhouettes... It's the first of three volumes, and readers will long for the next book."

"An adorable fairy tale."

"A blissful example of old-fashioned storytelling superbly combined with contemporary art."

"Fans of artist Rob Ryan will have been waiting for this beautifully illustrated one all year."

"This stunning book is the perfect gift for creative, young, old, or somewhere in between..."

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