Readers might think they know the story of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," but some characters in the story would take issue with them. In this retelling everyone gets to have a say, even the pea, the crucial member of the cast. This clever version of a favorite fairy tale is perfect for learning all about character and point-of-view. It is in line with the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts.
About the Author
John Warren Stewig is the founder and director of the Center for Children's Literature at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has written many picture books, including The Animals Watched and King Midas. He lives in Wisconsin.
Cornelius Van Wright has illustrated dozens of books for children, many in collaboration with his wife, illustrator Ying-Hwa Hu. He lives in New York City.