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In this fresh new fairy tale, a wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister —making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story in acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld’s first picture book for children.
For years, the king and queen have tried desperately to have a baby. Their wish was granted twice, when an engineer and a witch gave them a little wooden robot and an enchanted log princess. But there’s just one catch: every night when the log princess sleeps, she transforms back into an ordinary log, and can only be woken up with magic words.
The princess and her robot brother are inseparable, until the sleeping princess, mistaken for lumber, is accidentally carted off to parts unknown. Now it’s up to her devoted brother to find her and get them safely back home. They need to take turns to get each other home, and on the way, they face a host of adventures involving the Queen of Mushrooms, a magic pudding, a baby in a rosebush, and an old lady in a bottle.
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Fairytales · Adventure · Robots