Nobody Asked the Pea by John Warren Stewig

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Readers might think they know the story of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," but some characters in the story wold take issue with them. In this retelling one gets to have a say, even the pea, the crucial member of the cast.

This clever version of a favorite fairy tale is perfect for learning all about character and point-of-view. It is in line with the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts.


About John Warren Stewig

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John Warren Stewig is the Founder of the Center for Children's Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he is an emeritus professor in the School of Education. His books for children include King Midas: A Golden Tale, illustrated by Omar Rayyan, which Kirkus Reviews called a "polished, polgnant retelling." He lives in Glenvale, Wisconsin. CORNELIUS VAN WRIGHT and YING-HWA HU are a husband-and-wife team who have illustrated dozens of award-winning children's books. Their illustrations have been praised by Kirkus Reviews as "bright, detailed and dynamic, vividly depicting . . . characters' facial features and personalities." They live in New York City.
Published January 7, 2013 by Holiday House. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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An extraordinarily arch and campy version of "The Princess and the Pea" is told from multiple points of view.

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Nobody Asked the Pea

K-Gr 3—In this wordy rendition, the classic fairy tale is retold from the viewpoints of 10 different characters. It begins with the pea in the garden bragging about being the biggest and best. Then Queen Mildred chimes in about her efforts to get her son to marry. Prince Harold doesn't want a fan...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Nobody Asked the Pea

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