Genevieve lives with her mum and brother Jack by the harbour, but ever since the day her dad’s fishing boat was lost at sea, Genevieve won’t go near the water. Instead she gazes at the castle across the harbour and dreams of being a princess. Until one day Mum introduces the children to her new friend, Cedric . Gradually Cedric becomes part of the family, and one day he suggests a family boat trip to the castle. Will Genevieve be able to overcome her fears?
Caroline Binch is the distinguished illustrator of Amazing Grace, Grace and Family and Starring Grace. She won the Smarties Prize for Hue Boy, with Rita Phillips Mitchell, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award for Gregory Cool, while Since Dad Left won the UKLA Award. Caroline’s other ground-breaking books include Christy’s Dream, Silver Shoes, Down by the River and Road Horse. She lives in Cornwall, England.