Princess and the Pea

Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen, Dorothee Duntze (Illustrator)
Publisher: North-South Books
Trade Paperback, 32 pages
Price: $7.95

The Prince is in despair. He must get married soon, but all the princesses he knows of just aren’t right. One night, a strange girl in dripping rags shows up at the castle door. She claims to be a princess, but how can he tell? The queen fetches a pea from the garden, and puts it in the strange princess’s bed. Then she piles twenty mattresses and twenty quilts on top of the pea, and let the princess sleep there. In the morning, the princess said that she could feel something very hard in her bed. The Prince went and married her right away, because nobody but a true princess could be that sensitive.

The illustrations of this retelling of Han Christian Anderson’s classic tale are truly exquisite, making this charming book one that will be cherished by all.

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