Once There Was A Picture Book

Once There Was

A Picture Book

  • ISBN: 9781951836658
  • Publication Date: May 2, 2023


Price: $17.99

Corinne Demas’s Once There Was is a simple, modern fable about dreaming of being something else, transformations, and the interconnectedness of all things, featuring whimsical full-color illustrations by Gemma Capdevila.

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.

This contemplative story plays on timely themes of aspiration and self-reflection but leaves room for interpretation, giving the book the potential to become a timeless classic.


“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

"The graceful blend of text and image offers readers a mind-expanding escape."
—Publishers Weekly

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