Princess Cora and the Crocodile (Hardcover)

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By Laura Amy Schlitz, Brian Floca (Illustrator)

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Since her birth, Princess Cora has been in training to be the Queen. Every day her routine includes three baths, endless skipping rope, and reading boring books on how to run the kingdom. Princess Cora is just plain tired of this program! In desperation, she writes to her fairy godmother, whose solution to Cora’s dissatisfaction is to send a crocodile. The crocodile and Cora switch roles, and the princess is blessed with her first free day ever. The crocodile, on the other hand, contends with Cora’s schedule, which pushes him over the edge. What could be the outcome? A delightful story with a satisfactory ending, plus wonderful illustrations by Brian Floca.

~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017

— From Holiday Picks 2017


A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off -- and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile--a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, children's book luminaries Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure -- climbing trees getting dirty having fun -- while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, the Newbery Honor Book and New York Times bestseller Splendors and Glooms, the Scott O'Dell Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Hired Girl, the sumptuously illustrated chapter book The Night Fairy, and other critically acclaimed books for young readers. A teacher as well as a writer, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland. Brian Floca is the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner Locomotive, the Robert F. Sibert Honor books Moonshot and Lightship, and other picture books, and is the illustrator of many more books for young readers. Brian Floca lives and works in Brooklyn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763648220
ISBN-10: 0763648221
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 80
Language: English