Tumble Tower by Anne; illustrated by Mitra Modarressi Ty

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It's one thing if you're a messy little girl, but what if you're a messy little princess and your father says your room is a disgrace to the kingdom? This is the story of Princess Molly, whose hopelessly cluttered room saves the royal family. Full-color illustrations.

About Anne; illustrated by Mitra Modarressi Ty

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Novelist and short story writer Anne Tyler was born in Minnesota, grew up in North Carolina, and was educated at Duke University. Since 1965 she has lived in Baltimore, the setting for much of her work. With wry humor and sympathy, Tyler writes about the ambivalence of family relations, focusing on ordinary characters, most of whom live in Baltimore or in small Southern towns. Her concerns are with the human need to belong and to be loved, the necessity of making imperfect choices, and the acceptance of mortality. Beginning with her ninth novel, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982), which won the PEN Faulkner Award, Tyler has gained the wider audience she deserves. This novel shows Tyler's development as a writer: here, she is able to delineate family tensions over several generations. Tyler's feel for the oddities of families and the strange configurations of which they are made comes through vividly in The Accidental Tourist (1985). In 1988 She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Breathing Lessons. Her latest novel is entitled, Noah's Compass. Tyler lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published January 1, 1993 by Orchard Books (1993).. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her parents are not pleased, but Molly is vindicated when a flood drives the whole family up to her room, where they find dry clothes and leftover food lying everywhere and a cozy bed to share while Molly reads aloud.

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The plot's live-and-let-live moral is neatly reciprocal: Molly helps restore the castle's main quarters to shipshape condition after the flood, and the others come to appreciate just a tad of clutter in their own rooms.

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