King Alice

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$17.99  $16.73
Feiwel & Friends
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8.8 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott award-winning author of Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.


A Kids' Indie Next Pick for Fall 2018

"Captures the joy (for kids) and the frequent exasperation (for parents) of the slushy indoor snow day. Lively and funny." -- The New York Times Book Review

"On a particularly snowy day, when the family is housebound, Alice comes up with a variety of activities to wile away the hours, and creating a book about King Alice and her adventures is the one she decides to pursue... Caldecott medalist Cordell offers up engaging illustrations in watercolor, colored pencil, markers, and pen and ink... Cordell's title pays delightful homage to books, writing, and illustrating while revealing a happy, pajama-clad family spending a fun-filled, though frenetic, day together."-- Booklist, starred review

"With Alice insisting that she's a king, not a queen, and a biracial family depicted, the book subtly but clearly upends stereotypes."-- Austin American-Statesman newspaper

"Cordell knows how children speak ("I'm so, so, so, so, so sorry I bonked you with my unicorn, Daddy"), what they like to do. ..and how their stories sound ("King Alice yelled, 'This is some delicious tea!' "). Readers will treasure their time with Alice's father, who allows his daughter to be exactly who she is, and King Alice, who leads her family on adventures even when they don't leave the house."--Publishers Weekly

"This delightful book-within-a-book will inspire domestic mayhem while enduring a snow day. A must-have."--School Library Journal

Praise for Wolf in the Snow


"Beautifully paced . . . ultimately reassuring." --Wall Street Journal

"Shows the power of kindness and bravery. Reminiscent of William Steig's Brave Irene, Cordell's book is a perfect choice for the dark days of winter." --IndieBound

"The girl's story is a hero's journey, and Cordell tells it with skill and heart." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Expect this wintry tale to bring only warmth." --Booklist, starred review

"A heartwarming adventure about helping others, best shared one-on-one to pore over the engaging images." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Deeply satisfying." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Cordell's pen-and-ink illustrations balance detail and emotion...The setting is brought to life through changing sky colors, cold breaths, and extensive snowscapes in watercolors." --Horn Book, starred review