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Princess Tales
     

Princess Tales

by Brothers Grimm, Nathalie Novi (Illustrator)
 

A delightful boxed set of four classic fairy tales about princesses and their adventures. Includes Cinderella, The Princess and The Pea, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales series.

Fairy tales, unlike children, never age, and the most enduring fairy tale collections

Overview


A delightful boxed set of four classic fairy tales about princesses and their adventures. Includes Cinderella, The Princess and The Pea, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales series.

Fairy tales, unlike children, never age, and the most enduring fairy tale collections combine concise, engaging storytelling with colorful, charming illustrations. Now four of the most popular children’s tales, each featuring one of the world’s most famous princesses, have been gathered into just such a collection: Princess Tales.

Whether they are familiar with the stories or experiencing them for the first time, young readers will delight in following Cinderella’s journey from rags to royalty, Snow White’s flight from her stepmother into the dark forest, the test of the regal heroine in The Princess and the Pea, and the long wait for the kiss of the prince in Sleeping Beauty. Rendered in clear, compelling language perfect for early readers, the stories are accompanied by whimsical and imaginative artwork that brings them vividly to life, as well as a picture game at the end of each tale that helps children sort out and remember what they have read. A lovely addition to library, classroom, or living room bookshelf, Princess Tales is sure to become young readers’ favorite version of these four favorite stories.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales:

"The fanciful illustrations and small square format make the series especially inviting." — Publishers Weekly

"A pretty little series…with bright colorful illustrations—all very artistically done. — Parade

"…just the right size for preschoolers' little hands. The books…are beautifully illustrated and bound well enough to withstand nightly rereading. — Wilmington News Journal

"Burstingly colorful paintings." — Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789209504
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/2007
Series:
Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt


Excerpt from Cinderella:

The stepmother made the poor girl do all the housework and sent her to sleep on a straw mattress in the attic. When she finished her work, she would sit in a corner next to the fireplace, among ashes and cinders. So her stepsisters, to make fun of her, called her Cinderella. But their laughter meant nothing, for Cinderella's beauty and good nature shone through even her ragged clothing.

One day, the son of the king announced a grand ball. Many young ladies were invited, including the two stepsisters. The house buzzed with their excitement—they could speak of nothing else!

"I," said the older daughter, "will wear my red velvet dress and my lace collar."

"I," said the younger daughter, "will wear my regular skirt, but with my gown of golden flowers over it, and my diamond barrette."

Cinderella had to work even harder than usual.

She prepared the clothes, cleaned them, and ironed them. As kind as always, she advised her two sisters about their dresses and offered to do their hair.

The two mean girls accepted her offer and teased her.

"Cinderella, would you like to go to the ball?"

"Oh! I can't," the young girl answered.

"You're right. Everyone would laugh at a Cinderella at the ball!"

Meet the Author


Nathalie Novi (Sleeping Beauty) is a French artist specializing in pastels. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Brussels, and Paris.

Edith Baudrand (Cinderella) is a children's book illustrator and set designer living in Paris, France.

Camille Semelet (The Princess and the Pea) is also the illustrator of The Little Red Hen in the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tale series.

Myriam Deru (Snow White) has illustrated nearly 30 children's books, including Little Mouse, also in the Classic Fairy Tales series. She lives in France.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:
Berlin, Germany

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