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The Princess and the Cafe on the Moat

The Princess and the Cafe on the Moat
Margie Markarian By (author)
Chloe Douglass Illustrated by
Product ID:  11784

Sleeping Bear Press

Limited ***

9.0 X 11.0 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings


Once upon a time there was a very busy castle. And in that castle lived a king, a queen, a young princess, and all their courtiers and attendants. Everyone was very busy. The king conferred with his knights. The queen was occupied with her ladies-in-waiting. And the rest of the palace staff was doing their daily chores. Everyone was working. Everyone but the princess, who wanted very much to be engaged like the others. But it seemed nobody wanted or needed her help. Determined to be useful, the kindhearted princess sneaked away to the countryside to look for opportunities to help others. What did she find outside the castle walls? This feel-good story reminds us all about the importance of reaching out and taking time to connect with one another.

Author Bio

Margie Markarian often daydreams about living in a castle but is perfectly happy living in Franklin, Massachusetts. Margie specializes in writing and editing content for children, teens, parents, and teachers. The Princess and the Café on the Moat is her debut picture book. Visit her website at www.margiemarkarian.com

Chloe Douglass was born in London, but she and her family moved when she was a child and she grew up in Hereford. She returned to London years later, after attending university. There she worked in fashion, color, and trend forecasting, which reminded her of a childhood desire to illustrate books. She has a master’s degree in illustration from Kingston University and works as a freelance artist. When she’s not illustrating or doodling in her sketchbook, she can be found gardening, drinking gallons of Earl Grey tea, watching period dramas, or geeking out over Batman. She lives in Wimbledon.