THIS was an AMAZINGLY sweet little book. It was touching and addressed issues of power without being complicated and overbearing.
When I saw the cover, I KNEW I had to pick it up! Such a beautiful little brown, curly-haired princess! Lovely!
And what’s a “pip?”…new vocabulary word, even better!
(fyi: a “pip” (according to dictionary.com) is a “small hard seed seen in a fruit”…
I wondered if the idea of an “apple pip” had any bearing on Pip’s name or character in Dicken’s “Great Expectations?” Was Pip a small hard thing meant to blossom, bear fruit, and be devoured, or just left to decay; a pip is so small, but knowing what it could become, I guess we are filled with “great expectation” when holding such a minuscule and mighty thing; aren’t we all just pips: tiny yet majestic? What do you think?
I think we could wax poetic about that for quite awhile,
“I know right, Mrs. Havisham was so wrong…but karma did catch up to her in the end.”
but since we’re talking about a kid’s book and not Charles Dickens’ ““Great Expectations” … we’ll move right along….. (ps. that’s a link to a movie trailer :D) Anyhoo!
“The Apple-Pip Princess”
First off, the story is interesting because it’s a bit of a mystery: three sisters have been charged by their father, the king, to do something to help their sad and barren kingdom. The older sisters decide to build towers to “inspire” the people…but what the youngest does changes her and everyone in the kingdom.
I also like this book because it shows us that it’s ok to be a princess, we don’t have to divorce ourselves from feminine ideals. But to be a princess is to have power, to be a HUMAN is to have power, and what is truly important is what we do with the power that we have.
It’s a quietly great book and I’m so glad they had it at our library.
Click the picture to see the book up-close and even read some sample pages:
And also see if they have it at your local library!
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