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By Kenneth Kraegel | Comments: ( 712 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

A lonely servant girl finds solace in song and unexpected long necked friends at her window in an utterly charming tale of kindness rewarded.Poor Delphine is all alone She has no family and no friends, and as a servant in Queen Theodora s palace, her life is full of work Fortunately, Delphine loves to sing, and if her spirits are down, songs bring her comfort and cheer.A lonely servant girl finds solace in song and unexpected long necked friends at her window in an utterly charming tale of kindness rewarded.Poor Delphine is all alone She has no family and no friends, and as a servant in Queen Theodora s palace, her life is full of work Fortunately, Delphine loves to sing, and if her spirits are down, songs bring her comfort and cheer When young Princess Beatrice comes to live at the palace, Delphine is excited at first, but the unkind princess only makes Delphine s life miserable Then, one night, as Delphine sings out her sorrows, she draws the attention of a dozen giraffes Delphine is delighted to have friends, but joining them on an outdoor adventure leads her to accidentally cross the princess, and Delphine s situation in the palace goes from bad to worse Will singing be enough to help her now


  • Title: The Song of Delphine
  • Author: Kenneth Kraegel
  • ISBN: 9780763670016
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Kenneth Kraegel

Kenneth Kraegel is a self taught illustrator and writer He was a CJ Picture Book Award Finalist and is a recipient of a Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators Tomie dePaola Honor Award Kenneth Kraegel lives with his wife and son in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and gardening.



Comments The Song of Delphine

  • Callie Rose Tyler

    2 1/2 starsThis was altogether pretty average. I was going to give it 2 stars but I like the African setting and the giraffes are just so darn cute. There is nothing terribly wrong with this book, but there isn't anything particularly memorable either. The writing isn't very lyrical or exciting and the plot is pretty standard.The best part of the story is the giraffe ride through the nighttime Savannah, but this is a relatively small scene.


  • Susie Finkbeiner

    We loved this sweet story of friendship and forgiveness. Intricate illustrations compliment a moving storyline in a way that is classic Kenneth Kraegel. Such a great read aloud book!


  • Natalie Hart

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous book. It's physically beautiful, with highly detailed artwork. And the giraffes are so charming. But it's also emotionally gorgeous. Kraegel doesn't lessen the loneliness, the sadness of Delphine, or her frustration and fear after the cruel princess moves into the palace. But he gives her a way to express what's in her heart -- singing. And her openness in her singing brings her relief, both temporary and more permanent. I like that it isn't that Delphine has a lovely v [...]


  • Jenny

    Delphine is a lonely servant girl who is mistreated by the princess. Delphine sings a beautiful song and is carried off to the African savanna by giraffes. But when she returns to the palace, she is in the princess' room and is thrown into the dungeon. Her story isn't over yet, though. Could be used to discuss kindness and responsibility. I love that when the giraffes carry Delphine out into the savanna, despite her happiness with them, she tells them she must return to the palace and do her dut [...]


  • Yoo Kyung Sung

    The story reminds me of Cinderella and Where Wild Things Are. Perhaps old fairlytale intertextuality brings old memory-based joyful response. A talented slave girl's life gets more challenging when a new princess whose age is similar to Delphine causes more trouble for Delphine. Although story plot is somewhat typical fairly tale, the illustrations in African children adds variations from typical Africana images in story. The landscape over the hills and the window from the princess room extra b [...]


  • Mary

    A story about how songs relieve loneliness and bring people together. Delphine is a royal servant, and a princess treats her cruelly until they learn that both of them are lonely. The African setting is gorgeous, and I'm always thrilled to see picture books with black characters.


  • Melissa

    Sweet and beautiful. Perfect for my son who wants his own giraffe.


  • Ashley Stevens

    Such a sweet book with adorable illustrations. My daughter loved the “dozen giraffes.”


  • Tracie

    Through song and empathy, Delphine figures out how to make the mean princess her friend.


  • Amberlyn

    Summary:The Song of Delphine is the story of a servant girl that lives in a palace located in wild savannah, unfortunately, with no one her age. Delphine works morning to night cleaning the palace of queen Theodora. To revive her spirits, she enjoys singing, it relieves her loneliness. One day the announcement that princess Beatrice, the niece of the queen, is coming to live at the palace excites Delphine at the prospect of having someone her age to play with. However, princess Beatrice is not w [...]


  • Jill

    This unusual and imaginative story by author and illustrator Kenneth Kraegel is about two lonely girls who live in a palace “in the far reaches of the wild savannah.” One of these young girls is Delphine, an orphan and servant girl for Queen Theodora. She is very sad and lonely, and sings to lighten her load.The second little girl is Princess Beatrice, a niece of the queen, who has been sent to live with the Queen because she didn’t get along with her new stepmother.Delphine is excited to [...]


  • Lea

    The Song of Delphine is a story about forgiveness and friendship. A young servant girl, Delphine, lives in the queen’s palace scrubbing floors all day. She has no family of her own, so all she does is clean the palace. To get her through her loneliness, Delphine sings beautiful songs. One day Delphine gets very excited when the queen’s niece comes to live at the palace. The niece is the same age as Delphine, so Delphine is excited to finally have a friend at the palace. However, the queen’ [...]


  • Barb Middleton

    A young servant girl, Delphine, is mistreated by a princess her age who has come to live with her aunt at a palace by the Savannah. Delphine is lonely and at the mercy of the queen and princess. She's oppressed and worried when the princess breaks things and blames her or makes her work more difficult. Only through Delphine's beautiful singing and the graciousness of the queen is she rescued from jail. This African monarchy with the powerless servant might mimic a child's powerlessness under adu [...]


  • Andy

    This is the second book from author and illustrator, Kenneth Kraegel (the first being King Arthur's Very Great Grandson). One of the things I love about both books are the broad, intricately detailed landscape images. They are worth the cover price alone.The story in this book is about a young girl from an African plain who lives a hard life without friends, and without prospects for a better life. Through a hidden talent for singing, and some well-timed truth-telling, she finds both a future an [...]


  • Samantha

    A friendship story that reads like a fairytale set in Africa. Delphine is a servant who works hard and sings to lift her spirits. When Princess Beatrice comes to live at the palace Delphine is excited at the prospect of a new friend, but is surprised to learnt that the princess is cruel and makes her life much harder. One night, Delphine is surprised by a group of giraffes who take her on a nighttime journey and mistakenly drop her back in the wrong window which awakens Princess Beatrice. The mi [...]


  • Kristi

    There are at least two things to love about this picture book. One - it stars young girls of color in a setting that has nothing to do with buses, segregation, slavery or MLK Jr. Two - the illustrations are incredibly detailed. Seriously, look at these illustrations carefully and marvel at how long it must have taken to create such detail. You see tiny hair whorls on the giraffes ears and grain in the wood and stitching on the blankets, yet the art is not overly realistic, but soft and cute. And [...]


  • Traci Bold

    'THE SONG OF DELPHINE' is a sweet and beautiful picture book set in the African Savannah. Delphine is a lonely girl as she has no family to speak of but lives as a servant girl in the palace of Queen Theodora. When the Princess comes to live at the palace who is Delphine's age, Delphine is delighted until she has to actually be around the Princess. Starts out similar to Cinderella but becomes a completely different story. I expect this book to become a beloved classic. Written and illustrated by [...]


  • CharityJ

    I love picture books that address themes of struggle, solace, finding one's voice. This story is touching and sweet, with darling illustrations that show a remarkable amount of textural detail. The endpapers and the spreads of the savannah are beautiful. The story itself deals with some harsh realities in Delphine's life but soft, muted illustrations help to temper that a bit and keep it relatable for kids, and Delphine gets her happy ending.


  • Lauren

    Beautiful illustrations help tell a sweet story of how song can free us from worries and sadness. Delphine's only escape from her hard life is through song. And her songs help others admit to their loneliness, the cause of their meanness. It is a good book to start discussions on caring, treatment of others, empathy, and more.


  • Lexpecto Patronum

    A story about how songs relieve loneliness and bring people together. Delphine is a royal servant, and a princess treats her cruelly until they learn that both of them are lonely. The African setting is gorgeous, and I'm always thrilled to see picture books with black characters.


  • Vishe Redmond

    I feel that it had an interesting spin on the Cinderella story. I loved that there was no Prince to sweep anyone off their feet. Instead, it is about a servant girl with a beautiful voice who befriends the young African princess that comes to stay in the palace where Dephine lives.


  • Renee Doucette

    This story includes a little fantasy (I mean, I'd love to have a pack of giraffes show up at my window to take me out exploring at night) and the development of a sweet friendship. I enjoyed the line drawn illustrations.


  • Fran

    I enjoyed the illustrations in this book along with the story of an unexpected friendship that developed between the servant girl and the princess. It shows the power that even those in lowly positions might help change the world for others. We all can make a difference.


  • Dm

    I wanted this to be more. The pictures were enchanting and the story well worth the pages, but i needed the characters to do more than just scratch the surface of pain, love and kindness. Overall not too bad. Could imagine with a special storyteller this could work wonderfully for a performance.


  • Brian Conant

    Our whole family adores this book. I love the way it twists the ordinary orphan tale and empowers young women and celebrates the power of song. Max squeals with delight at the pictures of the kind giraffes who appear as if some benevolent Medusa to befriend the protagonist.


  • Edward Sullivan

    Lonely servant girl finds comfort and joy in music.


  • Jennifer

    Who wouldn't want to sing and make giraffes appear??!


  • Jschofi4

    I'm not a huge fan of the plot (feels a little too didactic) but I love the illustrations. There is something about the rubbed look to everyone's hair that is really interesting and captivating.


  • Kendra

    Very sweet, and I'm sure many a child has wished their songs could heal all ills.


  • Jason

    Such a sweet, sweet story. And quite different from another of Kraegel's books that I love, King Arthur's Very Great Grandson. I'm excited to see what Kraegel will come up with next.


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