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Princess Peony: Illust. book
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Published: May 15, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 einlee
A preview for my illustrated storybook, Princesse Pivoine (Princess Peony/Botan Hime) which was released in March, published by nobi nobi!

:bulletpink: Summary (translation):
Long ago in Feudal Japan, lovely Princess Aya prepares for an arranged wedding desired by her father. One evening, as she strolls through the beds of peonies--her favorite flowers--she is saved from a certain fall by a finest of samurai. But as if by magic, he vanishes as quickly as he appeared. Who could be this mysterious young man? Through the story's spirituality and commitment to nature, Princess Peony is told in the purest tradition of Japanese folktales.


I worked on this book for roughly a year--it wasn't easy, but I learned so much throughout the process, so many thanks to Pierre-Alain and Olivier for being there every step of the way to make sure this book was the best it could be!

For more info, be sure to check the nobi nobi! official website and follow them on facebook to keep up with latest news:

:bulletpink: nobi-nobi! official site: [link]
:bulletpink: nobi-nobi! on facebook: [link]

Note: No plans for an English release at the moment, but the English version of the story is available online for those who want to follow along with the illustrations.
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Kinkostfur's avatar
Please, tell me, where can I buy this book? I live in Poland, and I don't understand a word of French, but my niece was living in French-speaking part of Switzerland most of her life, and I want to buy it for a gift, since it's my favourite fairytale ever.
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Kajuuk|Hobbyist General Artist
Looks super cool! :)
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Gugule's avatar
Omg ! I saw this at my first japan expo ! So it's you who draw it ! @___@ I freaking love this.
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Awa303|Hobbyist General Artist
where can I find the onlune english version? D=
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einlee|Professional Digital Artist
Googling for Princess Peony should do the trick..
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Do you know where I can find this book in hardcover, like what is shown here? I don't like to buy books in paperback if I can help it because it makes them seem cheaper :( And with art work this beautiful I'd really prefer to have it in hardcover so that it might last longer :)
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einlee|Professional Digital Artist
Oops, sorry for the late reply (that might be an understatement...)

This book (as with all books published by nobi nobi) is only available in hardcover so no worries. If you manage to get a copy through amazon.fr or such, it'll be hardcover!
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White-Rain-Angel's avatar
Oh, good ^^ I'm glad

Thanks for responding anyway, though :)
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BurntFlower's avatar
wow, beautiful book!!
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kuro-mai|Professional Digital Artist
ohhh I just saw an ad in the biggest anime/manga french magazine, gratz!! looks VERY beautiful! I might buy it ^^
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UNDERANANGEL's avatar
Great artwork! the design is so appealing too!
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RikkuShimizu's avatar
Hey ! I saw this book in my town's library !
The drawings are really wonderful ! =3
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Sakuems|Professional Traditional Artist
oh j'ai vu ce livre à chibi japan expo ^^
je savais bien que le style me disait keke chose
super dessins :)
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ambientdream|Professional Digital Artist
i saved this so i can look at this everyday to motivate me that one day i must have my own picturebook like this too. :)
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Jisunbun's avatar
FRENCH :O?!?!?
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Jisunbun's avatar
wow impressive!!!!
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airimau|Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Sigh, I took 4 years of French in high school, but I remember almost to nothing. :'( Where online is this available in English? >__<
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airimau|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Oops, I found it. I just finished reading too, it was so nice, but it was also kind of heartbreaking at the end. ; w ;
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Mei-in-Wonderland|Hobbyist General Artist
Youpiiiii je l'ai commandée hier! Ils en avaient plus a la Fnac xD
Vivement que je le recoive *w*
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VikatoriaOAiNi|Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to read it, if I spoke French, but where could I find the English version online?
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einlee|Professional Digital Artist
the first search by googling 'princess peony' should give you what you're looking for!
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VikatoriaOAiNi|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :D
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preada58|Student General Artist
It's so pretty <3!
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Gandalfleblond|Professional Digital Artist
Eh bien je vais l'acheter tiens, je suis en plein dans ma période "livres pour enfants trop bien illustrés" :w00t:
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