Friday, March 22, 2013

Princess April Morning Glory Book Review

“Princess April Morning Glory is a moral and inspirational story with a very special message, exquisitely and artistically illustrated in the spirit of the Fairbanks legacy.” - Vera Fairbanks

Princess April Morning Glory 
If I only had one word to describe this book, it would be Elegant, but thankfully, I am not limited in my words. Princess April Morning Glory is truly a fairy tale from the golden age of Hollywood. Imagine the possibilities in a children’s story when the characters must go three good deeds in order to make it home again. 

P – is for the adorable character of Princess April. It also features a plump fairy who is good and fair.  
R - -is for rich in storytelling details
I - is for the splendid imagination that goes into this very cute story
N - is for never wanting the story to end
C – is for the Crystal Castle, the place where the fairy baby grows up. It just sounds elegant.
E  is for the enchanted forest. Every children’s story should have an enchanted forest, but that’s what makes this story unique.
S  is for the sweetness in the story
S is for the shadowed forest and lonely fields where the wicked Fairy Misery lives 

A is for Princess April, the amazing character that goes through a lot of challenges to . . .
P the pussy-cat that might know the way back to Fairyland and the tiny black and white puppy who had lost its mother.
R is for the dark dungeon room where the wicked Fairy sent Princess April. Will the Princess find a way out?
I is for into the sky where the humming-bird flew because he was being chased by . . .
L is for the large book that the Wizard that opened to page 501 and . . . 

M for moral values taught in the story that children can understand and can act upon in their own life and for the Fairy Misery
O is for the Owl that opened one sleepy eye and said he didn’t know the way to. . .
R is for the rewarding time I had reading this delightful tale. I can hardly wait to read it my six-year old niece. She loves princess stories.
N is for ‘nchanted forest, where Princess April finds comfort and friendship in the company of .
I is for the inspirational story with a very special message and illustrations that are beautiful
N is for the main narrative that is focused around the brave and courageous Princess April who must first transcent darkness and evil before she can realize her full potential.
G is for the golden hair of the little Princess that is brushed with a golden comb and of course, this fairy tale emerges from the golden age of Hollywood 

G good deeds – the character must perform three good deeds in order to make it home again
L is for the lullabye that the birds sing
O is for the wise Old Owl

R rich in storytelling 
Y why not purchase your copy today of Princess April Morning Glory 

I received a free copy of Princess April Morning Glory and this did not influence my review in any way. This is a delightful story that children of all ages will enjoy reading and parents or grandparents will enjoy reading it to them. It is a timeless story from the golden age of Hollywood and from one of Hollywood’s first acting families. 

Letitia Fairbanks, the niece of Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford, lived a life guided by artistic passions. In 1939, wanting to commemorate her late uncle, Letitia began work on Princess April Morning-Glory, allowing a creative outlet for combining her lifelong loves: painting, writing, and illustration.
Holding firm to her artistic identify, Letitia gravitated toward portraiture, landscapes, and still-lifes. She was also a biographer, co-authoring Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer, with Ralph Hancock. Her marriage to Hal Smoot in 1966 marked the beginning of a particularly joyful and creative period. Needle points and annual Christmas cards, which featured a painting from the previous year, not to mention her role as a wife, mother, step-mother and grandmother brought her much fulfillment. After a life rich in artistic accomplishment, Letitia passed away in September of 1992.