The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

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The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain or too greedy. One stormy night a young lady knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test. Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses? This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusikova.
 

About Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875. Maja Dusíková was born in Slovakia in 1946. She has illustrated over forty books for children. She lives with her family in Florence, Italy.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Floris Books. 24 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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The pictures are pellucid: Readers see the prince coming home laden with paintings of various princesses who do not fit the bill.

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This princess likes things just so: Her crayons on the table must be like this, the sand in her bathing suit (none, that is) like that, the stretch of her socks comme ça, labels removed from all shirts and, forefend, no peas touching the carrots on her dinner plate.

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Furthermore, the pop-ups unfold into expansive scenes with multiple layers and tongue-in-cheek notes—notably the pervasive recurrence of a pea motif and at the end, a display case with a pea that “vanishes” when the lid is raised.

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In this contemporary version of "The Princess and the Pea," Prince Henrik knows what he wants in a future bride and devises the right test to find her.

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The Princess and the Pea retold by Lauren Child 48pp, Puffin, £12.99 A good picture book is like a tabletop theatre: it's a stage upon which the artist not only designs the sets and costumes, and paints the scenery, but also has directorial responsibility for the characters' every move.

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Even in the tropics, it appears, love conquers all: Stevenson cleverly sets her jaunty retelling on a balmy South Sea isle.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!Diane Zahler's first novel, THE THIRTEENTH PRINCESS, was a clever re-imagining of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," loosely basing a creative story on a lesser-known (but still noteworthy) princess tale.

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