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The Princess And The Pea

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This adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is illustrated with the whimsical illustrations of Paul Galdone. It tells the tale of a prince who is searching for a real princess to marry, but has no luck searching his kingdom. One stormy evening a princess shows up at his castle and he thinks she may be what he has been sea ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 13th 1979 by Clarion Books (first published 1978)
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Anna Wendling
This book is a traditional story. A prince is searching for a true princess to fall in love with, but just when there seems to be no luck, a girl knocks at their door. If she can feel a pea under the layers of matrices beneath her, she will be considered a true princess. Good book for K-2nd grade. This story is cute.
Teneka Howland
Grades 1st - 3rd

This story was interpreted by Paul Galdone, who is the illustrator of this book. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, the Prince is looking for a real princess to marry but cannot find her. As luck would have it, a princess get stuck in a storm and finds her way to the castle. Giving her a place to stay, the king and queen offer her a bed. In an effort to find out if she is the true princess of not, the queen places a pea under 40 matresses. The prince marries the p
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Christopher James
Well, I cannot say that I love or completely appreciate the moral of this story, but it is fun, and I know that my students will like it. So, it works for me!
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I like Galdone's versions of fairy tales and his illustrations. They are very classic.
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Story is funny. Illustrations, just okay.
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This was an adaptation of the original tale and I didn't like the illustrations very well.
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Paul Galdone (1907 - November 7, 1986) was a children's literature author and illustrator. He was born in Budapest and he emigrated to the United States in 1921. He studied art at the Art Student's League and New York School for Industrial Design. He served for the US Army during world War II.

He illustrated nearly all of Eve Titus' books including, Basil of Baker Street series which was translated
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