How to Cook a Princess



By Ana Martinez Castillo

Illustrated by Laura Liz

Published by NubeOcho

Age Range: 6 – 10 Years

If you’ve waited all your life to read the line, “We don’t have to peel Rapunzel,” then this twisted offering, presented as a cookbook, is for you.

Gingrich the Witch takes her cooking very seriously, from the perfect utensils -cages and couldrons- to the perfect recipes- a Sleeping Beauty omelet or a Cinderella hamburger… Follow along as she prepares her favorite ‘legendary’ meals.

“For young fans of the macabre, perhaps with an aversion to Disney princesses, the unsettling, dark, blocky illustrations will provide gruesome glee. The drawings are perfectly unappetizing, as they imagine a witch’s palate, and are the most enjoyable aspect of the book.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Aspiring Cooks! Try out How to Cook a Princess Recipes

Play with the Cook the Princess Game Cards


Ana Martínez Castillo is a teacher, storyteller and poet as well as an author. She has been awarded several prizes for her poetry and topped the list of newcomers at the Alfaguara novel prize. How to Cook a Princess is her first picture book.

Laura Liz is a self-taught illustrator working at “The Graphics”. How to Cook a Princess is her first picture book.


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The banner illustration was created by the frightfully fabulous Kevan J. Atteberry.  The characters are from the picture book I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas!

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