A brave older sister becomes a princess and her timid younger sister becomes a panther—and together, they begin a wondrous trek. Before their very eyes, their sandbox becomes a stretch of desert, their wagon turns into a trusty pack camel, they pitch their silken tent, and the two sisters have an extraordinary—and brave!—nighttime adventure in their very own backyard.
The world of imagination sparkles to life through vibrant illustrations, and the rhythmic text makes for a joyful read-aloud.
Wendy Orr is the author of several novels and picture books including The Princess and Her Panther, Peeling the Onion, Ark in the Park, and Nim's Island, which was made into a film starring Jodie Foster. She and her husband live in Australia.
Lauren Stringer has illustrated many celebrated picture books, including Deer Dancer by Mary Lyn Ray; The Princess and Her Panther by Wendy Orr; Scarecrow and Snow, both written by Cynthia Rylant; as well as her own Winter Is the Warmest Season, When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky, and Dark Was Done. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at LaurenStringer.com.
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (July 6, 2010)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
Lexile ® AD620L
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