Manners Begin at Breakfast

Modern Etiquette for Families

By Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Foreword by Tory Burch

Introduction by Dr. Perri Klass

Illustrations by Lydia Starkey

232 pages

6 x 9 in. (152 x 229 mm.), portrait

More than 100 color illustrations

Hardcover

ISBN 978-0-86565-371-9

US $24.95 / CAN $31.95 / GBP £19.95

PUBLISHED: Mar, 2020

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The founder of a successful children’s clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all. So many of these queries—about proper etiquette for children in our fast paced, technology-centered world—led her to recognize the need for a modern handbook on children’s manners. Manners Begin at Breakfast addresses rules of etiquette, including table manners, social media, fashion dos and don’ts, and party conversation. Covering children from infants to teens, it is an essential guide for all parents keen to raise polite, well-rounded children, equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults.

Illustrated with charming, specially commissioned watercolors, featuring a foreword by designer Tory Burch and an introduction by leading pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, and written in a lively, conversational style, it is certain to become a perennial, must-have parental resource.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Crown Princess of Greece, is the founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, a leading international childrenswear brand, and the author of a popular parenting blog. Born in London, and one of three sisters, she spent her early years in Hong Kong before attending schools in Switzerland and Paris. Her passion and aptitude for art and design then led her to New York City, where she studied both fields, at the New York Academy of Arts and New York University. She married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, in 1995, and now they have five children: Maria-Olympia, Constantine Alexios,  Achileas-Andreas, Odysseas Kimon, and Aristide. 

Tory Burch is an award-winning fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Launched in 2004, her eponymous American lifestyle brand is now a global empire, with more than 250 stores worldwide. In 2009, she set up the Tory Burch Foundation, to support women entrepreneurs. She has three children.

Dr. Perri Klass is a leading pediatrician and professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University. She is also the national medical director of Reach Out and Read, a childhood literacy program in the US. A multi-award-winning author of numerous books on parenting and medicine, she writes a weekly column—“The Checkup”—for the New York Times science section. She has three children.

Lydia Starkey is a London-based illustrator with a diverse skill set and an innate ability to bring ideas to life using hand-drawn watercolor painting and typography. She has collaborated with a global client base on a wide range of projects. She enjoyed experimenting with different mediums and teaching drawing and art to children in her free time.