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The Royal Palm

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4.85  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Honored for Excellence by the Mom's Choice Awards
2015 Readers Favorite International Award Winner
Recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval: age 6-8
A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a tiny island surrounded by mysterious waters. This tender story explores the world of someone wrapped up in
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Paperback, 40 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Dog Ear
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Barbara Ann
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story begins at its end with the protagonist, a stately Royal Palm, reflecting on her beautiful new home. Born on an island in the middle of an ocean that was often brushed with violent storms, she grew up in the shadows of short, plain palm trees who protected her while she was little. The Royal Palm dreamed of living in the garden of a majestic palace. As she grows older, the Royal Palm brags about her beauty and becomes snobby, refusing to play with her plain cousins. She admonishes the ...more
Renee
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mrs D. has done it again with The Royal Palm. Using vivid descriptions of the beautiful but vain silvery palm, warm sandy beaches, rolling waves, and fierce winds, Mrs. D spins another lovely tale with an important lesson about vanity and the need to have others in your life. Mrs D is a true storyteller using lyrical passages to describe all that you would see, feel, hear, and experience in the story, literally bring to life the trees, the wind, the sun and the ocean.

Aside from the excellent wr
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The royal palm is a beautiful young tree growing up in the shadows of her simple cousins, the short, plain palms. While she is still little, the royal palm's cousins protect the young tree from the storms that threaten to whisk her into the raging sea. But as the royal palm sees herself growing and becoming more tall and slender than the other trees on the beach, she begins to think herself too good for them. She is determined to be alone and dreams of someday leaving everyone and everything beh ...more
Stacie
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The Royal Palm is a splendidly written tale of a that teaches young readers the significance of family and friends.

On a secluded island a lovely royal palm grew, however she was self absorbed and rude. She shunned her cousin palms and was impolite to any creature who dared to climb upon her palms. Thinking she was too good to be bothered by others, she spent her time alone admiring her own beauty.

When a violent storm rocks her island home the royal palm becomes weak and tattered in the wind. He
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K.r. Morrison
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a little growthling, the Royal Palm is well-protected by her sisters--smaller, rougher versions of palm trees. But as she ages and grows, she distances herself from all those who love her, and even from those who would like to be her friend. She sees her height and beauty as a sign that she is more important than anyone else, and cannot be bothered with those physically beneath her.


Ah, but the lessons she learns, one stormy day...



This is another stellar offering from Mrs. D., a lesson in what
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Janice Spina
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another lovely book by talented and creative author, Mrs. D. In her new book, Mrs. D weaves a story about a royal palm tree. The tale begins at the end and travels back in time to when the Palm was just a small tree. The Palm is a selfish and self-absorbed tree that doesn't think she needs the support of the other sister trees nearby until one day a storm arises.

The underlying theme to the story is enlightening and children will learn the importance of friendship and working together. The story
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Olga Guseva
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A meaningful children's book by a fantastic writer Mrs. D! An unforgettable story that provides life lessons for our children!

Mrs. D. is a very talented storyteller who knows how to convey magic into each of her stories. So far her magical books, full of delightful illustrations, never disappointed my children or I. All her stories are taken from real life, probably at some point relived by the writer or observed somewhere in nature. They sound very believable and often I wonder if they were rea
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Grampy
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite.

“The Royal Palm” by Mrs. D. joins this author’s growing collection of richly illustrated and highly imaginative stories for children.

In this latest tale, a beautiful specimen tree has been planted to a special garden, fulfilling her life-long wish to leave behind her small island, and move to the mainland. While pondering the circumstances which brought her to that point, the silvery Royal Palm reflects upon the true friends she left behind, who acc
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Oh My Bookness
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This is a a meaningful children's book that begins with lovely protagonist and also enspds with. The Royal Palm. A beautifully written tale, that provides a longing tale for children as to meaningful lessons.

The Royal Palm is beautiful illustrated picture book for all to enjoy, enjoy manic and the fantasy, the stories. Are protagonist The Royal Palm, reflects on her new home, a beautiful Palm born on a Island in the middle of the island that was well just not so safe or beautiful at times....it
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Inderpreet Uppal
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A stunning Royal Palm tree that is beautiful yet vain and selfish tree is living in a lush tropical land. She is gorgeous but a self centered, mean & rude. She has little sympathy for the less beautiful simple trees and the small animals and birds around her. She learns that beauty that is just skin deep leaves us but it is a beautiful heart that helps us get through the hardships and trouble in life.

This is a story that teaches children about the importance of being kind, compassionate and
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Cym
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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"A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a tiny island surrounded by mysterious waters. This tender story explores the world of someone wrapped up in herself. Protected by her cousins, the short plain palms, the royal palm grew up beautiful, but very self-centered. Dreaming about life outside the island, she did not bother with her friends, who lived as one big family. Immersed in her own beauty, she only cared for herself, until one day a hurrican
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Esperanza
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the fictional book The Royal Palm by Mrs. D, the reader can see that the palm princess tree is self centered, disrespectful, and has terrible manners. The reader can also grasp that the palm princess is like that by the way she treats everyone in the story, but how far can she get without anyone to help?

One thing very unique about this story is that not only do the animals and trees interact with each other , the natural forces interact as well. For example, natural forces like the wind , c
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Lynda Dickson
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
The Royal Palm is the only one of her kind on the island she shares with the plain palms. Growing up in their shadows, she has never felt like she belongs. As she grows more and more beautiful each day, she begins to snub her friendly cousins. Will they stand by her when a violent storm strikes the island and threatens to destroy her?

The author's old-fashioned, poetic writing suits this story perfectly. I felt like I was reading a classic fairytale. This story lends itself to being read out loud
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Murielle Cyr
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Mrs. D is true to her style in her latest children's book, The Royal Palm. A beautiful palm tree grows up vain and disagreeable on a small island filled with a family of ordinary-looking trees. All effort of friendship is snubbed by her. A major storm hits the island and the vain palm tree tries to fight it off by herself. The plain trees feel sorry for her and they save her from being carried off into the raging sea.
The illustrations by Chanoa are splendid and are a great boost to the story. Re
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Deitre
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another lesson to learn, is the focus of The Royal Palm. It doesn't pay to be unkind to others or rude. Royal Palm learns the hard way that those characteristics cause you to be alone with no friends at all. Mrs. D. creates another children's book with lots of descriptive wording in place. The illustrations are again very appropriate for the text and simply beautiful. Mrs. D. never shortens the content in her stories. Every page is filled from top to bottom with great storylines.
Bonnie Rediske-
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
The Royal Palm is an interesting story. Utilizing a Palm Tree, the author takes the reader on a journey about what family means. This is a creative, succinct story for kids that teaches a little bit about bullying and a lot about what happens when you treat people horribly. This book has a great lesson that is good for every kid to learn. The illustrations are very vivid. I would say a target audience would be ages 7-11. I give this 4 fangs.
Israel Drazin
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mrs. D, the author of this beautiful book, The Royal Palm, and many others, won many awards for her children’s books. Her stories are very moving; they touch readers’ hearts. The colorful drawings by Chanoa prompt us to think and feel for the people, animals, and plants in her tales. Mrs. D tells us about Chanoa in her introduction.

In this book, a lovely silver palm is moved from a gloomy small island to the mainland. She loves the new land, the beautiful garden where she is placed, the sparklin
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Rosie
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story written by Mrs. D, "The Royal Palm." will open many discussions with readers of all ages. This is a book about family, friendship, and forgiveness. A meaningful lesson is taught here through this descriptive and beautifully illustrated tale.
Tina-Marie Miller
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to receive this as a gift. It's a delightful tale, cleverly told with underlying messages that teach young children the value of friendship. Supported with outstanding illustrations makes this a must read for young children who will delight at the images as much as the tale within.
Kate Larkinson
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Glittering and vibrant pictures illustrate this wise and imaginative tale that shows how 'no man is an island'. Difficult lessons in complex behaviour are cleverly combined with an entertaining story in this lovely book.
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Olga D'Agostino (known as Mrs. D.) is an award-winning children’s author (recipient of multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, and International Readers’ Favorite Awards). She lived and worked in Lviv, a cultural center in western Ukraine, before immigrating to the United States in 1992. In 2012 she published her first children’s book, and since then she’s pursued a career as a wr ...more
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