May 10, 2023

The Lost Princess

By Jessica Tamar Deutsch

When a powerful King banishes his beloved daughter, the entire kingdom is turned upside down. Sensing the King’s deep regret, the Viceroy of the kingdom takes it upon himself to search for the Lost Princess, and reunite the royal family. The ensuing quest takes many mysterious twists and turns, revealing the infinite—and often hidden—potential of yearning, forgiveness, and imagination. With Jessica Tamar Deutsch’s poetic retelling and stunning visual interpretation of Rebbe Nachman’s classic tale, readers of all ages can join the Viceroy on an adventure of transformation and renewal.

About the Illustrator & Author

Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a New York-based visual artist. She earned her BFA from Parsons, where she created her beloved first book, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot. Deutsch is passionate about creating artworks that renew our relationships with ancient texts, and for years she has created paintings inspired by Nachman’s “The Lost Princess”. She hopes this visual retelling of the story will open readers to new ways of relating with this beloved fable.

See more of Jessica’s work on her website and on Instagram.

On Rabbi Nachman:

Rebbe Nachman (1772–1810) is known as the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Nachman was the great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chassidut, a movement that created a powerful spiritual revival. Nachman’s teachings focused on joy in the face of despair, and personal connection to God, through a personal meditation practice called hitbodedut. He is also widely known for his many magical stories to wake up the heart.

Book Details

54 pages | Paperback | 8.25 x 10.75 inches | ISBN (paperback): 978-1961814011 | e-ISBN: 978-1961814028
Publication Date: February 13, 2024