The Queen in the Cave

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The Queen in the Cave
Written by Jślia Sardą
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536220544
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The Queen in the Cave

author/illustrator: Jślia Sardą

One night, Franca has a dream about a marvelous queen who lives in a dark cave, deep in the forest. She cannot sit still until she knows if her dream is true. So with her younger sisters, Carmela and Tomasina, Franca ventures into the forest at the end of their garden. As they travel deeper through nettles and thickets, drawing closer and closer to the cave, the world shifts, and everything shrinks and expands at the same time. Here, they meet beasts and creatures that shock and delight them, and they escape horrible things that frighten them. They learn to be brave, to be bold, to face their darkest fears. And what of the queen? Well, what they find in the cave is perhaps the most unexpected thing of all . . . In Jślia Sardą’s irresistible, mysterious modern fairy tale, each spread is a stunning and wildly imaginative set piece brought to life in sumptuous color and detail.

In her debut as author-illustrator, Jślia Sardą spins an enthralling and evocative tale, rich with layers of meaning to be discovered.
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153622054X /  9781536220544
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Family; Fantasy & Magic; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Jślia Sardą is a Spanish artist who has illustrated many books for children, including Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey, The Liszts by Kyo Maclear, The Wolf's Secret by Nicolas Digard and Myriam Dahman, and a number of classics, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen in the Cave is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Jślia Sardą lives in Barcelona.
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