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Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut

by (author) Margaret Atwood

illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

Publisher
McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550137897
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770871007
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

The pampered Princess Prunella has an important life-lesson to learn, and a wise old woman is just the person to teach her! When the old lady comes to the palace begging for food and the spoiled princess rudely shoos her away, the old woman casts a strange and terrible spell. Now the princess is aghast to discover a hideous purple peanut is growing from the point of her nose! The only way for Princess Prunella to break the spell is for her to perform three good deeds. Margaret Atwood's Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut is a charming children's book with spirited illustrations by Maryann Kovalski.

About the authors


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

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In her latest book with Orca,Queen Nadine, Maryann Kovalski has once again blended the unique voice and warm-and-bouncy artwork that has made her a favorite across the country. She has illustrated over twenty titles, six of which she also wrote. Her touching Brenda and Edward has become a Canadian classic and her illustrations for The Big Storm by Rhea Tregebov earned her a Governer General's Award nomination. Best-selling collaborations include Mable Murple with Sheree Fitch and Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut with Margeret Atwood.

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