Then one night a great storm rages, there comes a knock on the palace gate, and the prince's life is never the same . . .
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
What People are Saying About This
An innovative interpretation of a timeless tale. Publishers Weekly
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's nice to see a book with a black princess - heck, a non-blonde princess!But this is an incredibly bare-bones version of the story. There's no detail here, no emotion, no digging into anybody's motivation. You can read it in two minutes flat. If you dawdle. That's not what I'm used to, and not what I like. (I'm also a little uncomfortable with the idea that the prince visited three different princesses but "something wasn't right" with each one. What... because of their clothes? They're each from a different part of the continent...? There's no detail given, so we have to figure it out for ourselves. Of course.)The illustrations are nicely done, but the text is so sparse.... Just read it before you buy it, is all.
The story of The Princess and the Pea is retold with a cultural twist. The art is distinctly of the African culture. Some of the princesses in the story speak in another language which is explained at the back of the book. Because it seemed to break up the story, I did not like this.