The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder is a magical tale about family and finding your strengths, full of haunting illustrations from award-winning artist, Nicoletta Ceccoli.
Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana, who has the kingdom under her spell. The queen has all she wants except one thing--beauty. Violet possesses this beauty. She also has a secret: though she is very small, both her spirit and her heart are mighty.
When Violet is summoned by Bogdana to start training to become a real princess, it seems like her life might be taking a turn for the better. But hope quickly fades when Violet's mother is expelled from the castle and they're forbidden to see each other ever again. With everyone's lives in the balance, it's up to Violet to break the spell and reunite her family.
Praise for The Girl with the Tower
-Recommended for fans of fairy tales and modern Disney princesses.- --School Library Journal
-Kids will find it easy to root for determined Violet as she sets out to secure her family's freedom. . . her courage and hope light up the pages of this sweetly quaint fairy tale.---Publishers Weekly