OverviewCombining the romance and enchantment of princesses with a message of youthful female empowerment, these books are about girls who didn’t just sit around waiting to be rescued. Against great odds, they changed their own lives—and their worlds. Stories of princesses from different cultures and different epochs in history are richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and lovely pen-and-watercolor paintings that help bring these fascinating females to life. From the deepest heart of the Moghul palace, her face hidden by veils, Nur Jahan came to rule all of Mogul India. This book tells the story of how she introduced efficiencies, encouraged trade, and made possible a great flowering of the arts. She hunted tigers, rode elephants to war, commanded a nation from behind a curtain, and did many other things that girls were not expected to do. Sections on the clothes Nur Jahan wore, the foods she ate, and why she is remembered today are included.
Reviews“The scrapbook-style design of the series lends itself to easy browsing, but these titles will serve well for reports, too, and are sure to interest readers who are looking for something a little different for their research.” —School Library Journal
“Nguyen’s cartoonish illustrations and Bridges’ cheekily humorous text are entertaining.” —Horn Book Guide
Author BiographyShirin Yim Bridges is the award-winning author of Mary Wrightly So Politely, Ruby's Wish, and The Umbrella Queen. She lives in Foster City, California. Albert Nguyen holds an MFA from the Academy of Art. He lives in San Francisco. They have collaborated on all the books in the Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses series.