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Princess Peony: Illust. book by einlee Princess Peony: Illust. book by 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 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks super cool! :)
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Gugule Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where can I find the onlune english version? D=
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einlee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Googling for Princess Peony should do the trick..
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White-Rain-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student
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 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student
Oh, good ^^ I'm glad

Thanks for responding anyway, though :)
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BurntFlower Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
wow, beautiful book!!
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:iconkuro-mai:
kuro-mai Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Great artwork! the design is so appealing too!
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RikkuShimizu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Hey ! I saw this book in my town's library !
The drawings are really wonderful ! =3
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Sakuems Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
FRENCH :O?!?!?
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:iconjisunbun:
Jisunbun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
wow impressive!!!!
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:iconairimau:
airimau Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  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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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
the first search by googling 'princess peony' should give you what you're looking for!
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VikatoriaOAiNi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconpreada58:
preada58 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student General Artist
It's so pretty <3!
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Gandalfleblond Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  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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LittleMixer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZEUT ALORS! FRENCH! It's so beautiful ;u;.
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Five-Centimeters Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
This is great. Although English is my native language, French is the language that I have been studying for the past four-odd years. I love reading books in French because they help to improve my vocabulary and understanding of the language. I will definitely buy a copy! :D
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YaoiLove-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!! I want one!! (Hey, Christmas is coming up soon, where's my ATM?)
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theDevilAgrinja Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks absolutely lovely!
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nikorinh Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Great~ I know French! I'm gonna go get it :D! Are you French?
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
awesome, and no i am not french!
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lilynami Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
OMG! I just got the book! the illustrations are SO beautiful!! And the story is SO nice! YOu've done a wonderful work! :heart:
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Dead-little-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG!!!!! EPIC!!! =D I hope you'll have a english one =w= But if not, tis okai cause I know teh frencheh, But I don't think they have a french book store around where I live D= Maybe a french section. I'll drop kick'em in the legs if they don't have it D=<
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WahrheitTiasheRaggs Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Artist
i wanna read it! D: is there one in english? :D
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einlee Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
an english translation of the story is available online :)
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WahrheitTiasheRaggs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Artist
ooh! thank you! where can i find it may i ask? :D (im so interested and i want to buy one in english D8)
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
for the story, just googling 'princess peony' should give you some results with english translation ^_^
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WahrheitTiasheRaggs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Artist
O__O really? on google? cool :D
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xVampireKisses Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
owo no english ): bt the book looks epic!!!
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hifv Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Oooo~ I want one!
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Brujitaloveskurama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student General Artist
que genial!!!! is great <33 :3 look really beautifull mucha suerte :)
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marigusmao Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
ownn so cute! i want
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IzawaRiiko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How lovely! I might consider buying it, so I can read it as I continue to learn French :D
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Sumi-zomenumbahone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
This looks so cute! I might have to buy it! xD and yes I can read french lol SO I might just buy it! :'D

I love your art so much and it would be privilege to own a book by you! o3o
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ientlerj Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
truly a remarkable one! Im so captivated by this XD
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:iconhelidou:
Helidou Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist
do you speak french *w* ?
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
unfortunately not~
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Helidou Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist
lol ok ^^
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:iconheart--land:
heart--land Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
This looks absoloutely beautiful, I adore peonies *A*
I wish I could buy this :'3
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yukikazehayshi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student General Artist
The art is very pretty and it looks sort of...I think the word is delicate. Its not rough and it has pieces of royalty in it. Hopefully that made sense..
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Light-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
That's so amazing!
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