Randall de Seve
I know the rules. You're not supposed to make fun of peopleespecially not your own family. But I did. I admit it, I did!
The title character in THE DUCHESS OF WHIMSY: AN ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS FAIRY TALE is my mother; her love interest, my father. Ok, not really my mother and father (but that's where the fun comes in). In real life, my mother doesn't ride on a fairy-pulled swing. In real life, my father doesn't only cook grilled cheese sandwicheshe doesn't cook at all! But this is a fairy tale"a nice break from routine princess stories" (School Library Journal)so anything goes. Right?
Want to know more about this "magical" world, brought to life by my extremely talented husband/illustrator, Peter de Seve, and "certain to be beloved by every ordinary and extraordinary child out there today" (Fuse #8)? Write to me on facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. And here's Peter, too!
The Duchess of Whimsy / Randall de Seve (author), Peter de Seve (illustrator) / Philomel
Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-0399250958 / Published: October, 2009
Ages 4-8 / Hardcover / Picture book