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Amazing Grace has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Amazing Grace was awarded Child Education's Best Books of the Year 1991 and Children's Books of the Year 1992, commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and selected for the Natural Curriculum Reading List, 1996/1997. Readership has grown up with Grace's picture books and with the story books Starring Grace, Encore Grace! and Bravo, Grace! Top, award-winning writer. Deals with issues of racism and sexism in a positive way.

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Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family was among Junior Education's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. To visit Mary Hoffman's website click here Cornelius Van Wright has collaborated with Ying-Hwa Hu on many books including Make a Joyful Sound, Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree and, with Mary Hoffman for Frances Lincoln, Princess Grace. Ying-Hwa Hu is married to Cornelius van Wright, and together they are a husband-wife illustration team. She was born in Taiwan, and now lives in New York City with her husband and two young children.

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K-Gr 2-A fresh story for fans of all things princess, by the author of Amazing Grace (Dial, 1991). Two girls from Grace's class will be chosen to appear in the town parade as princesses. While researching the fairy-tale frills of royal attire, Grace realizes that she doesn't know what a princess does besides look pretty and wear beautiful clothing. She asks her teacher and discovers fascinating, true, long-ago warrior princesses like Amina, who lived in Zaria (now Nigeria), and Pin-Yang of China. She and her classmates convince their teacher to reconsider the school's float, which ultimately allows all of the children to represent different types of princes and princesses. Hoffman's crisp storytelling encourages further reading of the tales Grace encounters, and the author again uses the lightest touch to provide a lesson. The paintings combine flowing realism with traces of anime during the girl's reading. The multiethnic cast and variety of composition make every page worth extended viewing.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Grace, the feisty and much-loved heroine of previous titles, returns in this entertaining and thoughtful story about what makes a princess. Grace has always wanted to be a princess so when the chance to be one in the carnival comes along, she jumps at it. But what exactly do princesses do? Just standing there in a pink dress doesn' t seem to be enough. Luckily Grace finds out that there are all kinds of other princesses who are brave and clever and she and her friends can each be one. || Grace comes to see the difference between ephemeral princess wishes and real life princesses of her own inheritance in the brilliant Princess Grace.

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