Valentina, the emperor's daughter, is an obsessive collector of exotic birds. Her servants track down all kinds of fascinating species. But Valentina sets her heart on a particularly amazing one: a bird that can talk. Servants search far and wide to fulfil her impossible quest - and she beheads those who fail. In Valentina's palace, heads roll every day! Will the golden cage ever be filled?
A deliciously dark European fairy tale with words as rich as it's bold and luxurious illustrations, by one of Flanders' most celebrated illustrators.