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Paperback Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1-945366-66-6
  • 118 pages
  • $12
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1-945366-23-9
  • 114 pages
  • $
Meia Geddes
Author
The Little Queen
Meia Geddes, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Publish)

When her mother and father pass away, the little queen must figure out how to be a little queen. And so she begins her adventures, journeying away from her palace and into the world to determine how she should go about going on. The little queen soon encounters numerous folks who teach her a thing or two: the book sniffer, the dream writer, and the architect of silence are just a few. Along the way, the little queen finds friendship, love, and meaning in being a leader in her world. THE LITTLE QUEEN is a magical exploration of self-discovery, vocation, community, and home.

Reviews
Using a structure and tone reminiscent of The Little Prince, Geddes crafts an allegorical fantasy about a child’s search for purpose following the deaths of her parents. The girl, “now a little queen,” journeys away from her palace, hoping she might exchange roles with one of the many curious individuals she meets, which include a book sniffer, plant whisperer, and dream writer. “Dreams are always present in their seeming absence,” the dream writer tells a crowd that includes the queen. “You just need to find them and coax them out.” It’s a moody, meandering sojourn, and Geddes’s symbolic language underscores the value in a variety of vocations (at one point, the queen meets a “poop encourager” who “always had excelled at motivational speaking”). Following a cataclysmic event, the little queen finds a renewed sense of identity in helping to rebuild her kingdom. Miller’s gauzy b&w illustrations echo a dreamlike narrative that explores the inexplicable landscape of grief and the search for meaning. It’s a book that young readers and their parents can appreciate and enjoy equally, reading together or independently. Ages 8–12. (BookLife)
Kirkus Reviews

"Geddes offers an intriguing world in her novella—a dreamlike setting with elements of myths, fables, and poetry...[She]has a generous view of people, art, and nature, and it comes across beautifully in this work. A surprising and enchanting parable about personal and artistic growth." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review; Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2017)

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1-945366-66-6
  • 118 pages
  • $12
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1-945366-23-9
  • 114 pages
  • $

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