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The Princess and the Pea

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There once was a prince who wanted to marry a real princess. But he could not find one. Then on a stormy night, a princess knocks at the castle door. But is she a real princess? The queen knows just how to find out.
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Published July 1st 1996 by Penguin Young Readers
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Becky B
An easy reader retelling of the classic fairy tale about a princess who gets a horrible night's sleep because of one little pea...proving her royal blood.

This is a very basic retelling of this fairy tale. There are no new twists or anything. The font size is large and language used is simple to help out beginning readers. If you're looking for a quick, traditional telling of this tale, pick this one up.
Meltha
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a basic, simple retelling of the story keeping most of the original aspects intact. The diction level is set so that quite young children would be able to read this on their own. While the illustrations aren't stunning, they're adequate for getting the story across.
Barb
Aug 02, 2011 added it
A creepy childrens classic
ABC
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: younger-kids
This has never been one of my favorite fairy tale. If the princess had manners, she would not complain to her hosts about a little lump in her mattress. That would be a true princess.
Laura
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
A simple version of The Princess and the Pea for beginning readers.
Libby
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason we gave this four stars is because we can't figure out why there were so many fake princesses. Bea really wants to give it five stars anyway because they got married in the end.
Tricia
Aug 03, 2008 rated it liked it
enjoyable easy reader version of the classic tale.
Jaime Contreras
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
This was slightly bizarre but interesting fairy tale. My kids did not like this but it had a peculiar appel for me.
Amy Brown
Viking Easy-to-Read Level 2, AR 1.8
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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