Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

The Restless Girls

9781547600724

Bloomsbury
Available: 03/05/19
7.9 x 10.08 · 160 pages
Ages 8-12 years
9781547600724
CDN $25.99 · cl
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Jessie Burton

illustrated by Angela Barrett

A riveting feminist retelling, filled with excitement, imagination, magic, and just the right touch of darkness." -Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe

From acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jessie Burton comes her debut middle-grade - a girl-forward fairy tale retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" about sisterhood, imagination, and bravery, lushly packaged and with beautiful full-color illustrations.
For the twelve daughters of King Alberto, Queen Laurelia's death is a disaster beyond losing a mother. The king decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs, and for the girls, those costs include their lessons, their possessions, and most importantly, their freedom.
But the sisters, especially the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to this fate. She still has one possession her father cannot take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live on their own terms.
The Restless Girls is a sparkling whirl of a fairy tale - one that doesn't need a prince to save the day, and instead is full of brave, resourceful, clever young women.
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Jessie Burtonstudied at Oxford University and then went on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She worked as an actress and a personal assistant before her first novel, The Miniaturist, was published. The Miniaturist was translated into thirty-eight languages and has sold over a million copies around the world. The television adaptation was adapted for television to be broadcasted on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Her second novel, The Muse, was published in 2016 and is also a number one bestseller. The Restless Girls is Jessie's first book for children.
www.jessieburton.co.uk
@jesskatbee (Twitter and Instagram)
Angela Barrett studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has taught Illustration at Cambridge College of Technology, and Drawing at Chelsea College. She won the Smarties Book Prize for Can It Be True ? and has been shortlisted three times for the Kurt Maschler Award and once for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She also illustrated multi-starred-review titles like The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz and The Most Wonderful Thing in the World, by Vivian French. She lives in London.