Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.
Alice and her family are stuck indoors on a snowy day. Alice loves to read, and when her dad suggests that she make her own book, she snaps out of her "I'm bored" mode and makes up a story that lasts till the lights go out later that night.
Here is a book that celebrates books, reading, and an imaginative way that one family handles being housebound.
Praise for Matthew Cordell
"Beautifully paced . . . ultimately reassuring." --Wall Street Journal on Wolf in the Snow
"Shows the power of kindness and bravery. Reminiscent of William Steig's Brave Irene, Cordell's book is a perfect choice for the dark days of winter." --IndieBound on Wolf in the Snow
Author: Matthew Cordell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.10h x 8.80w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 197163 / King Alice
Publishers Weekly 07/16/2018
School Library Journal 08/01/2018 pg. 58
Booklist 08/01/2018 pg. 74
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory
About the Author
Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott award-winning author of Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.