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Corinne Demas’s Once There Was is a simple, modern fable about dreaming of being something else, transformations, and the interconnectedness of all things, featuring whimsical full-color illustrations by Gemma Capdevila.
In this magical, modern fairy tale, a girl dreams she is a princess. A princess dreams she is a horse. A horse dreams she is a tree, a tree a mountain, a mountain a moon, a moon a sea, a sea a girl.
This contemplative story plays on timely themes of aspiration and self-reflection but leaves room for interpretation, giving the book the potential to become a timeless classic.
About the Author
Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of over 35 books for adults and children, including numerous picture books. Recent books include The Road Towards Home, Once There Was, and Saying Goodbye to Lulu. She is a professor emerita at Mount Holyoke College and the fiction editor ofthe Massachusetts Review and divides her time between western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
“Spare, descriptive text is accompanied by rich, strikingly detailed watercolorlike illustrations. A magical tale that comes full circle, urging readers to dream big.” — Kirkus Reviews
"The graceful blend of text and image offers readers a mind-expanding escape." — Publishers Weekly