The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

by Francesc Boada, María Rius
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Intricate patterns and dreamy pastel hues mark Duntze's luxuriant ilustrations for this classic tale. Ages 3-6. (May)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 This story of a princess chosen for her feelings rather than her beauty de serves retelling, and Bell's translation is smooth and fast-moving. All the charac ters in Tharlet's gentle gray and mauve pictures, even the ``old'' King and Queen, appear to be children in 18th-Century fan cy dress. Round-headed and with sharply- drawn cartoon faces, their short stature is exaggerated by the interesting, rafter-lev el perspective. The soft watercolors are particularly suitable for a story about re fined sensibility, as they create both the misty air and the comfortably elegant manor and furnishings of a small northern kingdom. Only the incongruity between the silly comic faces and the romantic set tings is disconcerting. Patricia Dooley, formerly at Drexel University, Philadel phia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382091445
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Series:
Tell Me a Story Ser.
Pages:
24
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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