Princess April Morning-Glory
Originally written & illustrated by Letitia Fairbanks in 1941;
First Edition published by Sandramantos Publishing, LLC on 1 February 2013.
  • Children's Fiction
  • Original Hollywood
  • Fine Arts
  • Spiritual Living
ISBN: 978-0988784802
Pages: 66
Price: $24.00

Q: What are the reviewers saying?
A: They are in love with Letitia Fairbanks' Princess April Morning-Glory!

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"I love to read. I love classic Hollywood. So, when these two things combine I'm in heaven... Surrounded by motion pictures artists she developed her own artistic talents in writing and illustration... All of this came together in her beautifully illustrated children's book Princess April Morning Glory... The books is incredibly, beautifully illustrated. Throughout the book the detail is amazing. And the fact that Ms. Fairbanks did this all by hand is simply astonishing... I treasure my copy and think anyone one else would do the same. " ~ Melanie at LA Explorer

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"Today, we are featuring a work that came to light well after the author passing and yet is making an impact nonetheless.... There's no way really to describe this one except enchanting.... You don't often see this type of work, this quality and attention to detail in today's releases.... It will leave readers filled to the brim with childish delight while reminding us all that a good deed, no matter how big, no matter how small, goes a long way. In theses trying times with the world the way that it is, I couldn't think of a better message to impart. So from my heart to yours, I highly recommend this enchanting read for one and all." ~ Gina R. at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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"The illustrations were classic of the golden age of Hollywood's swashbucklers, chivalry, maidens in distress, and enchanted forest. Bringing it all together to entertain fairy tale lovers of all ages. They say the book is a treasure and I totally agree. I will always have a special place in my personal library for this book. I highly recommend this book. I rated this book a 5 out of 5." ~ Patricia at It's About Time MawMaw

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"Princess April Morning-Glory is a sweet story with an unusual history.... The text is printed in artful calligraphy with stunning drawings throughout. The message of this tale and the beauty of the illustrations make this book a great addition to any [child's] library." ~ Alice Berger of Berger Book Reviews

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"Miss Grace grabbed this book almost before I had it out of the envelope and was oohing and aahing over it, so I knew we'd be reading it pretty quickly! As you can see from the illustrations, the book is very sweet- the illustrations through out the words ad meaning and help young readers decipher the meaning of words... I would fit this story into the realm of C.S. Lewis- as it is magical, moral and thought provoking... This is a LOVELY book and we highly recommend it for Easter baskets and birthday presents!" ~ Nicole Henke of Bless Their Hearts Mom

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"It's books like this that make me glad for the benefits of self-publishing... I know at least one little princess (besides me) who was spell-bound by this long-undiscovered treasure. I borrowed my neighbor’s daughter and read the story to her along with my son. My 3yo kept talking about the different pictures... my neighbor’s daughter didn’t move a muscle." ~ Holly at Bookscoop

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"The book launch for Princess April Morning Glory was held February 16, 2013, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. It was exactly 72 years to the day that Letitia first shared her story with Viking Press at that very same location. With its messages of courage, persistence, and helping others, this lost treasure from the golden age of Hollywood, is bound to inspire children and adults alike.  I have added it to my shelf of favorite children's stories and can't wait to share it with my grandson.." ~ The Midlife Guru, Caryn Payzant

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"Princess April Morning-Glory is a lot of fun.  This is a story that you can read the kids at bedtime or story time and they will enjoy it.  It is also a story that the adults can read and they will enjoy it also.  Princess April Morning-Glory is a fairytale that has lots of themes: family, one's place in the world, doing good for others and how one person’s actions can impact the world.Of course, it is a short little book but it has a really big impact." ~ Vic's Media Room

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"Being a mom of two young girls, when I read the premise of this story I knew it was one I wanted to read. Add to that the backstory, and I was enchanted before I picked it up. And, the enchanting continued from the first page to the last.... I loved not only the story, but the illustrations, which bring to life not only the story, but of the era that it depicts. A book I would truly recommend." ~ Review from Here

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" “A moral and inspirational story with a very special message, exquisitely and artistically illustrated in the spirit of the Fairbanks legacy,” says Vera Fairbanks about Princess April Morning-Glory.... When visiting Los Angeles, there are many landmarks and institutions around Hollywood that owe their existence to the energy of Letitia’s Uncle Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Aunt Mary Pickford. Any child who enjoys Princess April Morning-Glory will want to learn more about the author's fascinating family." ~ My Family Travels


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