Rob Ryan The Invisible Kingdom

ISBN 13: 9780091944438

The Invisible Kingdom

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Gorgeous words and stunning illustrations combine in a beautiful tale, the first in a trilogy, by the Prince of Papercuts, Rob Ryan

This is a story about a prince. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone who already felt small feel even smaller. He rarely saw his parents, who were always busy being the King and Queen; and, unlike other children, the Prince never spent time dreaming about what he would be when he grew up because he knew that when his father died, he would become King. It was his destiny. The only person who treated the Prince like a normal child was the Bootman. Understanding that everyone needs something to call their own, the Bootman gave the Prince a pen with invisible ink and a special torch that allowed him to create a world that only he could see. One night, as the Prince was drawing on the curtains that surrounded his bed, he noticed a small hole and beyond that a trapdoor, which led to the attic. And in the attic he found a window and a way to sneak out of the palace and experience the real world. This is a story about a small boy, a big imagination, and learning to be your own person.

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Gorgeous words and stunning illustrations combine in a book for anyone aged 8-80, by internationally renowned paper-cut artist. This is a story about a prince. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone who already felt small feel even smaller. He rarely saw his parents, who were always busy being the King and Queen; and, unlike other children, the Prince never spent time dreaming about what he would be when he grew up because he knew that when his father died, he would become King. It was his destiny. The only person who treated the Prince like a normal child was the Bootman. Understanding that everyone needs something to call their own, the Bootman gave the Prince a pen with invisible ink and a special flashlight that allowed him to create a world that only he could see. One night, as the Prince was drawing on the curtains that surrounded his bed, he noticed a small hole and beyond that a trapdoor, which led to the attic. And in the attic he found a window and a way to sneak out of the palace and experience the real world. The Invisible Kingdom is an exquisite book about a small boy, a big imagination, and learning to be your own person.

About the Author:

Rob Ryan is a prominent paper-cut artist and the author of A Sky Full of Kindness and This Is for You, and he illustrated The Gift for Carol Ann Duffy. He has collaborated with Paul Smith and many others; his work has appeared in Elle and Vogue; and has exhibited in London, New York, and Japan. He has also illustrated book covers, including John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things and Dara Horn's The World to Come.

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