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Children's LiteratureThis retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, is written in Spanish. Charlene Delage's watercolor illustrations give an 'old world' feel to the story. In this fairy tale, a prince searches for a woman to be his princess. The queen tests a girl who comes to the castle one night. She puts a pea under twenty mattresses. The next morning when the king and queen ask the girl how she slept she tells them she could not sleep because she felt something in the mattress. This book is part of the "Read- It! Readers" series. The Readers are divided into levels: purple, red, blue, yellow, green and orange. There is a note to parents at the beginning of the book that explains the levels and how parents can use the stories with their children. Other "Read-It! Readers" books are listed. This book is at the fifth level, green. At this level the reader encounters more complex ideas, an extended vocabulary range, and a variety of language structures. 2006, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 9.