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. One minute Sacajawea was picking berries and the next her Shoshone tribe was being attacked by another tribe. As she ran for her life, she was scooped up and taken far away from her village and family-and into history. When Lewis and Clark happened upon her living amongst a new tribe and chose her to accompany them, they greatly benefited from her skills as an interpreter and guide. From her mountain home to the banks of the Missouri River, over the majestic Rockies to the pounding waves of the Pacific, Sacajawea traveled farther than any American woman of her time. With rich illustrations and plenty of interesting facts and narrative, this book brings to life the story of the real and remarkable Shoshone princess who helped Lewis and Clark navigate their way across the American West.
Reviews"Engagingly written . . . superbly illustrated . . . holds much encouragement that girls can make quite the difference in the world." -Children's Bookwatch on the Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses series
"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 on the Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses series
Author BiographyNatasha Yim is an accomplished playwright and the author of Cixi "The Dragon Empress" and Otto's Rainy Day. She lives in Ukiah, California. Albert Nguyen holds an MFA from the Academy of Art and is the illustrator of all the books in the Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses series. He lives in San Francisco.