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Once Upon a World: Collection

Board books (4)

Take a magical tour around the world with these four fairy tales from the Once Upon a World board book series—now available together in an enchanting collection!

Read along as Snow White flees her castle in Japan and meets seven mysterious dwarves and Cinderella attends a ball in Mexico and loses her glass slipper. And delight as Rapunzel escapes her tower in India and a princess in Russia proves herself with one tiny pea.

Once Upon a World offers a multicultural take on the fairy tales we all know and love. Because fairy tales are for everyone, everywhere!

This delightful collection includes:

  • Snow White
  • Cinderella
  • Rapunzel
  • The Princess and the Pea

Chloe Perkins is the editor and author of a few dozen books for children. She lives in New York City, with her husband, Rico, and their corgi puppy/sometimes shark, Marius. Growing up in a small town in Ohio, Chloe always dreamed of writing stories that could take kids on their own reading adventures, and she’s thrilled to be doing just that!

Misa Saburi was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, raised in Tokyo, Japan, and now lives in Brooklyn. She makes pictures using Photoshop, sometimes while watching soccer and silly Japanese TV shows.  (Snow White)

Sandra Equihua is an illustrator, painter, and animated character designer. She was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Her illustration clients have included Sony Pictures, McGraw Hill, WEA, Disney, WB, Nickelodeon, and the California State Fair. Her paintings have been exhibited in various galleries both in Mexico and the US. Equihua won an Emmy Award for her character designs on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (Nickelodeon), the highly-acclaimed animated television series she cocreated with her long-time collaborator and husband, Jorge R. Gutierrez. She also won an Annie Award for her character designs on The Book of Life (Dreamworks). ( Cinderella)

Archana Sreenivasan is an illustrator based in Bangalore, India. Her illustrations have been published in numerous magazines, children’s books, book covers, and comics. She studied animation film design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and participated in a summer residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she studied illustration. She finds the natural world and people-watching most inspiring and is endlessly fascinated by cats. ( Rapunzel)

Dinara Mirtalipova is a self-taught illustrator and designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she studied computer science at the Tashkent State University of Economics, however her true passion was always pattern and illustration. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, Dinara’s artwork is greatly influenced by Uzbek and Russian folklore. Currently, Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. She uses a wide range of materials and tools, such as linoleum block, gouache, acrylic, and more. ( Princess and the Pea)

Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best (Princess and the Pea and Rapunzel)

"The mixed-media illustrations of plants, animals, village life, and, of course, Rapunzel, the witch, and the prince come alive in warm, saturated colors.....

Adults wishing to expand the world views of their young charges beyond Eurocentric interpretations will find plenty of visual delights in this one" Kirkus Reviews

"I love these books because they help change the way children see the world.  Who says Snow White and Cinderella always have to look the same way?" Charnaie : Here Wee Read





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