Understated tale of a neglected princess whose only friend helps her to meet a prince.
Diane Goode's illustrations were nice but neither they nor Steel's text gave the titular character much personality. In the first several panels she is shown from behind, crying in corners, so she doesn't even have a face! Tattercoats is pretty passive and silent. Her insanely depressed father is a far more resonant figure, with his creepily overgrown hair and incessant mourning for his dead wife.