Diane Stanley

Books by This Author


Age Level: 6-9
A pictorial biography about love, war, culture and ambition shown through the story of Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt.

The Giant and the Beanstalk

Age Level: 6-9
Otto, a gentle giant, is understandably upset when a fellow named Jack steals his pet hen. When Otto descends the beanstalk to retrieve it, he encounters several boys named Jack (who readers may recognize from other tales!) – until he finds the right Jack and makes an equitable deal. Humor abounds in the text and illustration of this fractured fairytale.

The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'iulani

Age Level: 6-9

Hawai'i was once an independent country ruled by a royal family. But, while Princess Ka'iulani was at school in England in the 1800s, the small island nation became part of the United States — and she never got a chance to become queen. This intriguing, quiet, bittersweet story presents a little known period and a real-life princess. It is a well-told and handsome book was created by a mother-daughter team.