I'd Rather Be A Fairy Princess
At the age of six, all Petra wants to be is a fairy princess. But after a playground fall, she discovers she is very sick.
She has a cancer called neuroblastoma.
Petra quickly realises she now needs more than wings and fairy dust - she must become a fairy warrior and fight this.
Petra wrote her story when she was seven. Until the age of 15, neuroblastome recured four times. Now 20, she wants to share what happened to her so other children and their families won't feel so scraed or so alone, and doctors and nurses can better undrstand what their patients face.
Petra Kotrotsos was born into a big Greek family in Wellington. She had a lot taken away from her in childhood due to a cancer diagnosis at six years old, but she says her passion for creating has given her strength when times are tough, This is her first book.
Christina Irini Arathimos, like Petra, is of Greek descent and a native of Wellington, This is her first children's book