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The Nutmeg Princess

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In this joyous, modern fable, only those with goodness of heart can see the elusive vision. On the Caribbean island called the "Isle of Spice," there was a lake with a nutmeg grove nearby. On the lake, some said, live the Nutmeg Princess -- but she would only appear when the nutmeg was ready for picking, and the sweet smell of the spice filled the air. If you were lucky, ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Annick Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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Huma
May 22, 2013 Huma rated it it was amazing
‘The Nutmeg Princess’ is set on a Caribbean Island, called the Isle of Spice. The book is a fable about self esteem and true friendship. It follows two friends Aglo and Petal, who are friends with Petite Mama. She lives high up on the mountain and has many trees with exotic fruits & spices that she sells. Nutmeg is the most precious item Petite Mama sells. Every year when the nutmeg is at it’s best The Nutmeg Princess shows herself to Petite Mama. The Nutmeg Princess has only ever been seen ...more
Rob Slaven
Feb 02, 2014 Rob Slaven rated it really liked it
As usual I received this title free for the purposes of review. Also as usual I give my candid thoughts below.

The book is essentially a myth centered around a Caribbean island and a mysterious old woman who sells her wares in the town but returns each day to her home on the mountain.

On the positive side, the illustrations exhibit amazing detail and are a riot of color. The meticulousness with which they are constructed is mind-boggling. The story is fairly simple but demonstrates a positive enou
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Dolores
Apr 06, 2014 Dolores rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Illustrations steal the show!!

The story is alright. Children love fables and are drawn to stories about how things came to be, so they will like this, but it's not spectacular.

The illustrations, on the other hand, are breathtaking. The richness of color and the depth of the details...I could look through these pages for hours.
Annice22
Feb 04, 2014 Annice22 rated it really liked it
Borrowed from NetGalley for an honest review.

I really like the story but I didn't really like the artwork that accompanied it. At times it didn't seem to go with the story.

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