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Princess and the Pea

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When a sensitive prince goes searching far and wide for a bride, his tender heart can hardly bear the disappointment. He meets beautiful princesses all over the world, but none is the right one for him. But one stormy ight, girl with eyes the color of the rain appears at the palace door seeking shelter, The queen makes up a bed for her, and slips a single green pea under ...more
School, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Barefoot Books Ltd (first published October 31st 2012)
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Meltha
Mar 10, 2016 Meltha rated it it was amazing
This story fleshes out the original by Andersen by following the prince on his journey to look for his princess, stopping in several fantastic kingdoms, none of which hold his true princess. The prince's problem is he has a skinless heart, so sensitive that any unkind word hurts him. He inherited this from his mother, also noted for her sensitivity. Eventually he returns home and meets the wandering princess from the original, though there are ideas that perhaps this has all happened before. The ...more
Katie W
Feb 05, 2014 Katie W rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, picture-book
This story really spoke powerfully to my heart. I think that in life we each have faced heartbreak in some way, but the right people in our lives cherish and treasure and protect our hearts and are there for us in life's ups and downs. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. And, personally, I found this to be a compelling retelling of The Princess and the Pea fairytale because it encouraged me to be hopeful about my future husband / prince and about life in general. Just because you have ...more
Shelli
Jul 25, 2016 Shelli rated it really liked it
This was a lovely retake of the classic Han Christian Andersen tale The Princess and the Pea. The sensitive prince begins a long and wearisome quest to find a true princess whose sweet heart will win him over. Instead he finds several princesses that equally disappoint. Thankfully fate steps in and a happy ending prevails. I loved the beautiful illustration and the audio cd that accompanied the book, the author’s accent and lively story telling made this a read kids will wish to hear again and a ...more
Amber Rose
Aug 30, 2014 Amber Rose rated it it was amazing
Stunning. Enchanting. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Adored this retelling of The Princess & the Pea. Xanthe Gresham's words are poetry and Miss Clara's artwork takes your breath away. A beautiful gift, every page truly magical.
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