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The Brave Princess and Me
By (author): Kathy Kacer Illustrated by: Juliana Kolesova
Kathy Kacer ,

Illustrated by :

Juliana Kolesova

Imprint:

Second Story Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781772601022

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 7 - 10, Grade (CAN) 5 - 7, Grade (US) 5 - 7, Reading age 7 - 10
Sep 10, 2019
$18.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

8.5in x 11 x 0.32 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Second Story Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Historical fiction
Greece
  • Short Description
In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe - including Athens, where Princess Alice of Greece lives. Princess Alice is kind and accepting of different types of people. Something the Nazis are not. Born deaf, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against. With the arrival of the Nazis, all the Jews living Greece are in danger, including young Tilde Cohen and her mother. On the run, they must find a safe place to hide. When they arrive, unannounced, on Princess Alice's doorstep and beg her to hide them, the princess's kindness is put to the test. Will she risk her own life to save theirs? Based on a true story, the book includes a special section, with photographs, about Princess Alice. A real-life hero, Alice was the mother of the United Kingdom's Prince Philip, the grandmother of Prince Charles, and the great-grandmother of Princes William and Harry.
A young Jewish girl and her mother are hidden from the Nazis by a princess. Inspired by the real-life bravery of the UK's Princess Alice, mother of Prince Philip and great-grandmother of Princes William and Harry.

In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe - including Athens, where Princess Alice of Greece lives. Princess Alice is kind and accepting of different types of people. Something the Nazis are not. Born deaf, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against. With the arrival of the Nazis, all the Jews living in Greece are in danger, including young Tilde Cohen and her mother. On the run, they must find a safe place to hide. When they arrive, unannounced, on Princess Alice's doorstep and beg her to hide them, the princess's kindness is put to the test. Will she risk her own life to save theirs? Based on a true story, the book includes a special section, with photographs, about Princess Alice. A real-life hero, Alice was the mother of the United Kingdom's Prince Philip, the grandmother of Prince Charles, and the great-grandmother of Princes William and Harry.

Kathy Kacer’s books have won many awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto. Contributor Website

Juliana Kolesova is a Toronto based illustrator with more than twenty-five years of experience. She has successfully created hundreds of book covers for various publishers in Canada, USA, and Europe. Her works have been recognized through numerous national and international awards including Applied Arts awards for illustration, book cover design and photography.


Based on a true story - Princess Alice of Battenburg was the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, the mother of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen of England’s husband, and great-grandmother to the current Princes William and Harry.
Princess Alice was deaf and there are very few books with a deaf hero.
2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. 
Kathy Kacer pitching to Jewish organizations for programming in 2019-2020 (via Jewish Book Council)
ARCs to key reviewers, targeted review mailing and press release
Digital ARC available on NetGalley and Edelweiss
Bookmarks
Co-op available

For more information contact
[email protected]

Kathy Kacer has created another brilliant historical picture book based on a true story from World War II.... The Brave Princess and Me deserves a place in every public and school library...Highly Recommended. - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Kacer’s words and Kolesova’s pic­tures are cer­tain­ly well-paired, offer­ing a clear set­ting and acces­si­ble nar­ra­tive about a princess who uses her pow­er, and her osten­si­ble weak­ness, to pro­tect the most vul­ner­a­ble sub­jects in her kingdom. - Jewish Book Council

The color illustrations, photorealistic in style, clearly show the shock and fear on the faces of the protagonists, adding additional resonance to the moving story. The language is clear and simple, making this a good introduction to the time period and making the story, although suspenseful, appropriate for younger children who are not yet ready to read about some of the more graphic horrors of the Holocaust. - AJL News and Reviews

"Kacer was able to simplify this incident based on a true event in such a way that children will understand the urgency and fear without going into a lot of the Holocaust's horrors. Tilde and Princess Alice’s story shared here gives an uplifting message and encourages readers to help others." - Carolina Herdegen, Kiss the Book Jr.

"Kacer leaves readers with valuable takeaways. “The important message for kids is to stand up for their friends – in their community, in school and in their neighbourhood. To be a good citizen, demonstrate moral courage and stand apart from the crowd,” explained Kacer."
- Susan Minuk, Canadian Jewish News

"...the story itself is fascinating; the dark, formal, oil-painting-esque art is appropriately serious." - Tablet Magazine

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