The Apple-Pip Princess
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The Apple-Pip Princess


With sumptuous artwork, Jane Ray tells an original fairy tale of a humble princess whose love for nature’s beauty restores a kingdom.

Once there was a kingdom full of laughter, happiness, trees, and birdsong. But when the queen dies, the land becomes quiet and barren, and everyone is filled with sadness. What will make the kingdom bloom again? Can Serenity, the youngest of three princesses, bring hope and life back to her kingdom with a single apple pip — a precious seed left to her by her mother? This original fairy tale is brought to life and exquisitely illustrated by the internationally renowned Jane Ray.

Title:The Apple-Pip Princess
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    The Apple-Pip Princess Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Dec 31, 2009

    In this original fairytale, we have three princesses whose father tells them they must do something within one week to prove who is most fit to take over the ailing kingdom. Predictably, the older sis...

  • Lisa Vegan
    Dec 31, 2009

    This is an original fairy tale and while it uses a familiar formula, there are some unique aspects to the story.The tale is engaging, and I love how the youngest princess goes about getting the privil...

  • Claire Russell
    Jul 11, 2012

    The Apple Pip Princess tells the story of a King with three daughters whose mother has died. With the Queen’s death, happiness has left the Kingdom and the King has all but given up. The three siste...

  • Stephanie Jackson
    Jun 08, 2017

    Multi cultural princesses that have nice sisters? yes!...

  • Tasha
    Jun 13, 2008

    In a barren, ramshackle kingdom lives a king and his three daughters. Their mother died years early and that is when the kingdom started to decline. Before her death, the queen asked each of her daugh...

  • zabarj
    Sep 30, 2010

    Author/Illustrator: Jane RayPublished: 2008Interest Level: K-2Summary:Ray celebrates the transforming power of growing things in this beautiful, original fairy tale. A once-green kingdom turns into a ...

  • Stacey
    Apr 18, 2009

    I loved this book. Admittedly, a lot of the charm was having all of my kids snuggled onto the couch with me before supper, (after the vying for position and extra wiggling was done).This is a practica...

  • Raenice Weakly
    May 24, 2011

    Author: Jane RayGenre: Fiction, Fairy Tales, Picture BooksRelease: March, 2008Source: LibraryRating: 5/5Description: Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. . . .Once th...

  • Lauren Tappenden
    Jun 30, 2013

    The Apple Pip Princess follows the life of a King with three daughters whose mother has recently died. With the Queen’s death, happiness has left the Kingdom and the King has all but given up. The t...

  • Connie
    Jun 15, 2009

    First things first: How many times, seriously, do you read a fairy-tale with a black protagonist? Particularly a real, honest-to-goodness princess? Not a merchant's daughter or a scholar's daughter or...

About Jane Ray

Jane Ray

Born in London, Jane studied art and design at Middlesex University. Her main study was ceramics and she didn't start to illustrate until she left college. Her first published work was a series of greetings cards for Roger la Borde, followed by some book jackets, and eventually black and white illustrations for a poetry anthology with Orchard Books.