The Twelve Dancing Princesses
?Long ago, in the days of princesses, castles, and magic spells, there lived a king and his twelve daughters. Although the king locked the twelve princesses in their bedroom each night, every morning their twelve pairs of dancing shoes were found to be worn quite through, as if they had been danced in all night long! The king proclaimed that anyone who discovered the secre...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Crocodile Books
(first published October 1st 2011)
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Apr 06, 2009 Chandra rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Chandra by: Abigail A.
This is a very high quality, beautifully illustrated version of the familiar Grimm fairy tale. I was dazzled by the Mariana Mayer/Kinuko Craft version and didn't think there could be another version that could even come close. And while the Mayer/Craft version is still my favorite this one is very worthy! Both tell the story of a sympathetic and humble hero who wins the girl with kindness instead of cunning. And both have gorgeous detailed illustrations. It is also impressive that Sanderson is b...more
The illustrations in this book are beautiful! I would use this book in order to have students work on multiplying with the factor 12. I would probably use this book as a review and read the book and have the students solve problems such as: How many shoes all twelve of the princesses would need for an entire week? and How many spools of thread would be needed to make the shoes? This would be a fun way to asses children's understanding and fluency with multiplication facts.
May 20, 2013 Miri rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Better than many versions, but now that I've read the adaptation by Brigette Barrager, I don't think I can be happy with one that pits the princesses against the king. The illustrations were nice except for the garden boy... Oh, that mullet. Yikes.
This book is a beautiful story about twelve sisters who are princesses and have a secret. The illustrations are so gorgeous and go so well with the text. It is a great book for children to get familiar with the fairytale story.
This book can be used to talk about multiplications fo 12. There are 12 princesses who continually wear out their shoes. How many shoes would they need for a whole week? If it takes 4 spools of gold thread to make 1 pair of shoes, how may spools would be needed for 12 pairs. The pictures are beautiful, also, I loved this book when I was little.
So there are a million different versions of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, but this one is my favorite...Maybe it was because of the illustrations. I always say that appearence is half of any book, and that includes the pictures. Anyway, this book is one of the better retellings (Even if the guy who finds them out is not much of a looker, I mean come on? You could at least make the soldier CUTE!!)
Sep 09, 2007 Madeline rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: Girls, Fairytale fans
I used to get this book from the library just about every time I went when I was a little girl, A few years ago I remembered it and how gorgeous the Illustrations were. I bought quite a few other versions of the tale before I finally found this one again. It was like bringing home an old friend. The Illustration of the princesses sneaking through the golden wood is particularly enchanting.
A classic fairytale yet one of the more modern ones; modern in that it has a relatively happy ending (the girls might not be too happy at being caught), however it is not like that version of the Little Mermaid where she turns into foam at the end.
Jul 11, 2008 Kathy Blose rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: all fairy tale fans
Recommended to Kathy by: Miken Olsen, my former Children's Literature teacher at BYU
This is one of my favorite fairy tales and the scene of the Golden Wood is the best illustration of the book.
Kathy in Las Vegas
Kathy in Las Vegas