The Brave Princess and Me
Praise & Recognition
"Kathy Kacer has created another brilliant historical picture book based on a true story from World War II.... The Brave Princess and Me deserves a place in every public and school library...Highly Recommended."CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Kacer’s words and Kolesova’s pictures are certainly well-paired, offering a clear setting and accessible narrative about a princess who uses her power, and her ostensible weakness, to protect the most vulnerable subjects in her kingdom."Jewish Book Council
"Kacer was able to simplify this incident based on a true event in such a way that children will understand the urgency and fear without going into a lot of the Holocaust's horrors. Tilde and Princess Alice’s story shared here gives an uplifting message and encourages readers to help others."Kiss the Book Jr.
"Kacer leaves readers with valuable takeaways. 'The important message for kids is to stand up for their friends – in their community, in school and in their neighbourhood. To be a good citizen, demonstrate moral courage and stand apart from the crowd,' explained Kacer."Canadian Jewish News
"...the story itself is fascinating; the dark, formal, oil-painting-esque art is appropriately serious."Tablet Magazine
A young Jewish girl and her mother are hidden from the Nazis by a princess. Inspired by the real-life bravery of the UK's Princess Alice, mother of Prince Philip and great-grandmother of Princes William and Harry.
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Reading Age: 9 - 12
Reading Level: T
Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction
Product Format: Hardback
About the Author
Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.
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