The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve


The Duchess of Whimsy is all that her name suggests.  The Earl of Norm is…well, completely ordinary.

Or is he?

Or is she?

This absolutely delicious fairy tale about two royals—and their discovery of each other over a simple grilled cheese sandwich—proves that people are often more than they seem!

Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee

NAIBA IndieBound Bestseller

Kids will find themselves turning back to read and reread the story over and over again (if they can wrench the book from the hands of their parents, trying to do the very same thing). It’s nice to find a good original fairy tale, and this one certainly fits the bill. The ordinary and the extraordinary combine in a book that is certain to be beloved by every ordinary and extraordinary child out there today. Magical.
— Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
[A] charming tale...This is a sure winner and a nice break from routine princess stories.
— School Library Journal
Lavish spreads set against refreshing white space playfully merge the ordinary with the extraordinary, giving readers a fey and enchanting world to peruse—a high-spirited salute to the adage that opposites attract.
— Kirkus Reviews