Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!
In a classic storyteller’s voice, Marion Dane Bauer tells an exquisite tale of friendship, family, and loss, laced with humor and joy.
From the Hardcover edition.
Marion Dane Bauer|Elizabeth Sayles
About Marion Dane Bauer
Marion Dane Bauer has written numerous award-winning books, among them On My Honor, a Newbery Honor Book.
About Elizabeth Sayles
ELIZABETH SAYLES has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including The Goldfish Yawned, which she also wrote. It was chosen as the Bank Street College Best Children's Book for 2005. She also illustrated I Already Know I Love You, by Billy Crystal, which was a New York Times #1 best-selling picture book. Elizabeth lives in Valley Cottage, New York.
The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story by Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles