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The Princess and the Pea by Dorothée Duntze
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Apr 10, 2012

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bookshelves: 4-2, fiction, fairy-tale, classic, 2-copies, donated
Read on April 10, 2012 — I own a copy

This is a nice book. The illustrations by Dorothee Duntze are nice.

I've never quite understood this tale. First of all, 20 mattresses would have squashed a pea. Secondly, not even a princess could feel a pea through all that. But even if she did, what does that say about her? That she is so fussy that she is bothered by a mere pea would be reason to disqualify her from marrying the prince.

Yeah, I know; I read too much into these things.
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