Princesses Break Free

By Timothy Knapman

Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

A fun, wild adventure challenging the stereotypical image of the poised, preened damsel; this princess takes life into her own hands without waiting around for anybody else.

We begin our story in a fairy tale world like any other – princesses in distress are rescued by valiant and dashing princes and live happily ever after. But for Tilly, sitting around waiting to be rescued by a prince is BORING. So … Tilly simply rescues herself! “This puny prison can’t hold me!” And it’s not long before word of Tilly’s exploits spreads across the kingdom and inspires other princesses to take their fate into their own hands, too.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529507874
  • Published: 05 Jan 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 300 x 207 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Featured in the Bookseller children's previews for January 2023' The Bookseller

'Much of the joy in this effervescent story lies in the wonderfully detailed and humourous illustrations. […] Readers from 5 or 6 upwards will enjoy sharing this book and revisiting the pictures to find new treasures every time.' English 4-11

'The illustrations are amazing, they have a lovely folk feel to them, and I love how beautifully detailed each image is with so many details to spot in each picture… A brilliant twist on the classic fairy tale stories.' The Strawberry Post

'An exuberant celebration of breaking away from expectations and gender stereotypes. Norwegian illustrator Lovlie’s energetic and lively spreads are full of character, colour and fun.' Inclusive Books for Children

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