Join illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, author Susan Verde and collaborator Georgie Badiel for this very special event to celebrate the publication of a very special book: The Water Princess -- Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.
Praise for “The Water Princess”
“It’s a rare picture book that not only educates children about a serious issue but also shows them how they can make a difference. The collaboration that will lead to The Water Princess, forthcoming from Putnam in September 2016, unites a cast of children’s book veterans and some unlikely partners in a project that began with the real-life story of one African girl’s quest for clean drinking water, and will end with the digging of a well to serve that girl’s friends and neighbors.” -- Publisher's Weekly
“An international story which tackles a serious global issue with Reynolds’ characteristic visual whimsy.” -- Starred Kirkus Review