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The Runaway Princess (Paperback)
In this short story collection for middle readers, a princess finds herself going on grand adventures as the result of (sometimes unintentionally) running away. In addition to the drawings, silly situations and quirky characters, I especially love the interactive elements of this delightful graphic novel. The reader is occasionally asked to help our intrepid adventurers, leading to book flipping or shaking, completing mazes or connecting the dots. It’s a joyful experience! Containing three short and colorful adventures in one volume—with stories tailored to the interests of both boys and girls—this book has something all readers, old and young, will enjoy. Ages 8-12.— From Jenna
Winter 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“How can one individual have this much talent and imagination? Each of the three stories written and illustrated by Johan Troïanowski were delightful, from the lively, colorful illustrations to the humorous dialogue, unbelievably creative fantasy sequences, and quick plot twists. Princess Robin is a wonderful character with endless energy, an adventurous spirit, and an irrepressibly optimistic attitude. Highly recommended.”
— Brittany Baker, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA
This princess can't resist the lure of adventure, but her parents aren't quite on board in this fantastical graphic novel perfect for fans of Princess in Black and Phoebe and Her Unicorn!
Robin? Robin? Robin?! Where are you?
She couldn't have gone far. . . .
Princesses don't run away to have their own adventures. Right?
Princesses stay quietly and obediently at home. They would never want mermaids and swamps and pirates and getting kidnapped to be a part of their lives.
Not this princess!
Adventures await when Robin (bored of princess-ing all the time) embarks on the best adventure of her life--meeting friends along the way as she travels through the magical landscape of her country. But her parents aren't so pleased--and they're coming to find her and bring her back to the castle, no matter how she feels about it!
About the Author
Johan Troïanowski was born in Lyon in 1985. He graduated from Beaux-arts de Toulon in 2003, then started a comics anthology called Brouillon. In 2006, he created and became president of the association Little Blue Bear and White Rabbit, which promotes graphic novels; he's also an advocate for wordless comics. As well as making graphic novels, he writes and illustrates poetry for children and runs workshops around the country.
“Exudes magic through a breathtaking array of tropical rainbow palettes…. [Will] delight most with its quirky fun.” — Booklist
"Brilliant colors, and hectic pacing make this book the perfect companion to while away a long journey." —Publishers Weekly
“Buoyant cartoons, which rely on a gorgeous palette of warm and cool colors to complement the bold red of the princess, effectively capture Robin’s journeys…. For fans of fantasy, adventure, or graphic novels.” –School Library Journal