Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
The Princess Who Could Not Sleep
The Princess Who Could Not Sleep

The Princess Who Could Not Sleep

By An Leysen, Illustrated by An Leysen



30 Pages, 8.5 x 10.25

Hardcover Picture Book, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9781605371320

Rights: US & CA

Clavis Publishing (Sep 2012)

Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock


Each night at bedtime, the royal princess finds that she cannot sleep a wink and she shouts so loudly that the whole palace is kept awake all night. Continuously exhausted, the kingdom is in shambles. Concerned citizens line up to try to solve the little girl’s problem using a variety of ineffectual methods—from lullabies and warm milk to sheep counting and spinning wheels. Combining the author’s whimsical artwork with drawings by her own young daughter, this cleverly playful tale illustrates the importance of a full night's rest.


"This bedtime tale, with its nod to Sleeping Beauty, is a treat to hear and a pleasure to look at." —School Library Journal (December 2012)

Author Biography

An Leysen is a teacher of creation and fashion at the Holy Grave School in Turnhout, Antwerp.