Once There Was

Once There Was

By Corinne Demas
Illustrator Gemma Capdevila


Price: $15.54

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  • Publication Date: May 2, 2023
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • ISBN: 9781647009571
  • Page Count: 32
  • Rights: World/All

A simple, modern fable about dreaming of being something else, transformations, and the interconnectedness of all things

In this magical, modern fairy tale, a girl dreams she is a princess. A princess dreams she is a horse. A horse dreams she is a tree, a tree a mountain, a mountain a moon, a moon a sea, a sea a girl.


“Spare, descriptive text is accompanied by rich, strikingly detailed watercolorlike illustrations. A magical tale that comes full circle, urging readers to dream big.”
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Corinne Demas is the author of two collections of short stories, five novels, a memoir, a collection of poetry, two plays, and numerous books for children, including The Perfect Tree, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts. Gemma Capdevila is a fine artist and illustrator. Her magical work is inspired by the natural world, the ocean, and the forest. She lives in Barcelona.