Damsel in Distress, a witty and clever fairytale inversion by award-winning author Bethan Stevens, delivers a laugh-out-loud narrative about a damsel who doesn't require saving!
In a faraway, enchanted land hidden deep within a valley, there stands a towering castle. At the very top of this lofty tower resides a damsel who, according to the story's narrator, is trapped and in distress. The problem is, the damsel insists that she's perfectly fine and far from being in distress. She identifies the so-called "terrifying beasts" in the moat as adorable ducklings. The "prickly brambles" are simply her lovely rose garden. Even the "wicked old witch" is none other than her own grandmother!
As the story unfolds, the narrator disregards the damsel's reassurances and insists that she is in grave danger. The arrival of a fierce, fire-breathing dragon serves as a turning point, compelling the damsel to take matters into her own hands and rescue the entire kingdom.
With delightful, characterful illustrations that transport readers to a whimsical world and easily accessible text perfect for young readers, Damsel in Distress turns a classic fairytale trope on its head, delivering a spirited story that encourages independence and challenges traditional narratives.