The Princess and the Peaby Hans Christian Andersen, Dorothee Duntze
Andersen's classic fairy tale of the princess who felt the lump under her matress. Full-color illustrations.
Meet the Author
Virginia Andersen (Coronado, CA) is a freelance author and writer who has written or contributed to nearly 25 books about PC-based applications, including many student tutorials and accompanying instructor manuals with exercise disks. Virginia is certified as a Microsoft Access MOUS Expert. She has over 25 years experience in computer science applications, analysis, and engineering - including extensive technical writing and editing. Her government and defense projects include lunar mapping, reliability engineering, undersea surveillance, weapon system interface simulation, and naval communications. Her civilian projects include computerized project management and horse race handicapping. She holds a M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California and a B.S. Mathematics, Stanford University.
Dorothee Duntze was born in Reims, France. She studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Reims and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. Among the other books she has illustrated for North-South are The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, and Hansel and Gretel.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.
- Date of Birth:
- April 2, 1805
- Date of Death:
- August 4, 1875
- Place of Birth:
- Odense, Denmark
- Place of Death:
- Copenhagen, Denmark
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good old ' fairy tales ' from my childhood enriched as they were retold, embellished & given to a new generation. too bad sorcerers of the e-readers don't grok to old concept of storytelling vs 1st person, emotionless words.
Paid .99 cents and it wasn't even worth it! Do not buy as a book for a tablet!
The B&N review is inaccurate - there are no bunnies here. The story is traditional and the illustrations highly stylized. The illustrations are as you see on the cover here. My daughter was 6 when she received the book and loved it, though the illustration is probably best appreciated by kids at least that age.
My sister loves this great book 10 year old 4year old