The Princess Who Danced with Cranes

The Princess Who Danced with Cranes


Written by Annette LeBox and Illustrated by Kasia Charko


A beautifully illustrated fable about a land that is almost destroyed until a princess takes action to save her environment... 

Long ago, Princess Vivian lived in a castle surrounded by a beautiful marsh. She loved to play in the rich greenery and eat the wild berries she found. Most of all she loved to dance with the cranes who lived by the river.

But one day a stranger came and beguiled the villagers with a wonderful new game called Gulleywhupper. Everyone loved it, including the King and Queen. In fact, the game was so popular they had to dam up the river to make more room to play. Before anyone really noticed, the marsh had dried up, no more berries could be found, and the music of the cranes no longer rang through the morning mist.

A beautiful fable for readers under nine, The Princess Who Danced With Cranes reminds young people about the fragility of nature. It also shows how each of us has a role to play in protecting the environment.

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About the Illustrator

A professional illustrator who has worked in both England and Canada, Kasia Charko has illustrated a number of projects, including a picture book called The Boogie Woogie Bear. She lives with her family in the small community of Alton, Ontario.

About the Author

Annette LeBox lives in British Columbia near a marshy area inhabited by cranes. This is her second book. Her first, published by HarperCollins is called Miss Rafferty’s Rainbow Socks.

Product Information

  • Release: June 17, 1997

  • $7.95 Paperback

  • 24 Pages

  • 8 x 10.5

  • Children’s Picture Book

  • Ages 6-9 / Grades K-4

  • ISBN: 9780929005874


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Characters

  • Language Arts
    > Fantasy
    > Legends, Myths & Fables

  • Environmentalism