For her 12 daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs—including their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters fight to be allowed to live. Elegantly illustrated by Angela Barrett, Jessie Burton's feminist fairy tale for readers 9 to 12 in housed in a beautiful slipcase.
The Restless Girls
Author: Jessie Burton. Angela Barrett, illus.