When her mother and father pass away, the little queen must figure out how to be a little queen. And so she begins her adventures, journeying away from her palace and into the world to determine how she should go about going on. The little queen soon encounters numerous folks who teach her a thing or two: the book sniffer, the dream writer, and the architect of silence are just a few. Along the way, the little queen finds friendship, love, and meaning in being a leader in her world. The Little Queen is a magical exploration of self-discovery, vocation, community, and home.
"Geddes offers an intriguing world in her novella—a dreamlike setting with elements of myths, fables, and poetry...[She] has a generous view of people, art, and nature, and it comes across beautifully in this work. A surprising and enchanting parable about personal and artistic growth." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review; Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2017)
"A book that young readers and their parents can appreciate and enjoy equally, reading together or independently." -Publisher's Weekly
"The Little Queen is a story about learning: learning how to keep living after tragedy, learning how to ask questions, and learning about just how big the world is. A little girl’s parents pass away, and so she becomes the little queen who embarks on a journey of magical proportions in this gentle book." -World Literature Today
"Whimsical magic." –The Somerville Times