Once upon a time a cruel King decided to betroth his motherless daughter to an Ogre in exchange for fifty wagons filled with silver. When the Princess learns what her father has done, she is horrified. But she is as clever as she is beautiful. Quickly, the Princess devises a plan to escape and, relying on her own spunk and good sense, ultimately marries the man she chooses...more
The threatening sense of horror and unease remains, perhaps more intense for being ungrounded in a specific danger. Reading it feels like visiting a home and knowing that ...more
This Cinderella story is about a princess who is told by her father that she must marry an ogre. The ogre has agreed to give the King fifty wagons of silver in return! This princess is having no part of this agreement so she asks her father for bridal gifts that she believes he couldn’t possibly give her. Unfortunately, the King provides the princess with all the gifts that she has requested so she feels the only thing left to do is run aw ...more
A princess in a coat of a thousand furs hides her identity from a king who falls in love with her.
A retelling of the Cinderella story. A particularly interesting version: no magic, no stepsisters, no evil stepmother. Princess is valued on account of her cleverness. Great illustrations.
The story begins sad and ends well.
I like the book because it is easy and interesting ...more
Additionally, the whole process of putting the ring, the thimble, and a spinning wheel(!) in the prince's soup is goin ...more
In this story, the girl isn't persecuted at home, she runs from it to avoid a bad marriage. She isn't saved by her fairy godmother, but by her cleverness and good home cooking. And nobod ...more