Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Princess and the Pea: The Graphic Novel” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
The Princess and the P...
Stephanie True Peters
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Princess and the Pea: The Graphic Novel

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The world's greatest fairy tales are retold in a graphic-novel format. Fresh, bold illustrations give these timeless tales a modern edge and will attract even the most reluctant readers.
Paperback, 0 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Capstone Publishers (MN)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Princess and the Pea, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Princess and the Pea

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Peter Derk
This story is fundamentally stupid.

Why would you want to marry someone who notices an imperfection as slight as a pea under 40 mattresses?

Does this sound like someone who will be fine with the fact that you wore the same shirt yesterday?

Does this sound like someone who would be fine if you slightly burned a bagel?

Is there any chance that any weird sex stuff is going down?

I think not. To all of the above, if someone can't sleep because of a tiny pea slipped under 40 mattresses, I don't think it
Sep 29, 2009 Alea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-review
The illustration in The Princess and the Pea are comparable to manga. While personally I'm not yet a fan of that style it could attract a big audience. The panels are laid out for anyone regardless of age to follow along with. The reading level on this is 1.8 or Guided Reading Level: L.

I thought it was exciting to see a classic tale told in a graphic novel format. Would be good for children learning to read or anyone interested in trying out a graphic novel. Having the familiar storyline to hold
Rachael Franks
Text-to-self: In my life something similar to this story happened. My boyfriend and I are Christians. He used to seek a mate in the world and fell into a lot of heartache and disappointment. Once he started to seek God he found me and it was as if it was made to be. His mom has also caused a hiccup in the relationship just like in the story, but things have worked themselves out.

Text-to-text: This text reminded me of the popular Cinderella. It has the same concept where the prince is looking for
The author adds a bit to the prince's search for his princess as well as a bit of the princess's background, so it's longer than the original tale, but still true to Andersen's story. The illustrations are clear and borrow some of their style from anime with the exaggerated eyes, etc., and the sections at the end covering parts of Andersen's life as well as some of the history behind the story and a glossary and discussion questions would work well for a children's book club or an advanced readi ...more
This is an utterly ridiculous fairy tale and I didn't like the way the characters' eyes were illustrated (especially the princess's), but I really do like the retelling and the format. I kind of love that everything is getting turned into a graphic novel now.
Jan 18, 2011 Crystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2011
The story is the traditional telling of the classic with clear, bright illustrations. At the end of the graphic novel, the author includes a glossary, a short history of the story, discussion questions, writing prompts, and a website for further exploration.
Anne rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2017
Monica rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2012
Ghislaine rated it liked it
Aug 13, 2009
Eilleen Carrion
Eilleen Carrion rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2012
Elisabeth Dahl Larsen
Elisabeth Dahl Larsen rated it really liked it
Jan 17, 2013
Elizabeth P
Elizabeth P rated it really liked it
Aug 24, 2013
Birthe rated it it was ok
Nov 23, 2012
Brandy rated it it was ok
Jan 22, 2015
Lauren Peters
Lauren Peters rated it really liked it
Jun 04, 2013
Radwa Metwalli
Radwa Metwalli rated it liked it
May 01, 2014
Trisha Hope
Trisha Hope rated it really liked it
May 21, 2016
Dana rated it liked it
Jul 07, 2014
Kate rated it liked it
May 09, 2014
Rebekah rated it liked it
Dec 02, 2011
Timilyn rated it really liked it
Jun 09, 2012
Whitney Maas
Whitney Maas rated it it was ok
Aug 26, 2013
Lilian rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2014
Lauren rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2011
Kelsey Bates
Kelsey Bates rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2013
AJhasBooks rated it it was ok
Nov 27, 2015
Anne rated it really liked it
May 04, 2014
Katie rated it it was ok
Feb 03, 2011
Roxana Chichino
Roxana Chichino rated it liked it
Mar 13, 2014
Stevie Oberg
Stevie Oberg rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
“By all appearances, I am a typical suburban mother,” reports Stephanie True Peters. “I’m forty-three, have two children, Jackson, age 11, and Chloe, age 9, and a husband, Dan, who to me seems ageless. I live in a nice neighborhood in a town just far enough south of Boston to be considered the boonies. I do the grocery shopping, the cleaning (well, sometimes), go to the gym, and operate the ride-o ...more
More about Stephanie True Peters...

Share This Book

“They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate.” 36 likes
More quotes…