The princesses were locked in the castle at dusk. So how could they wear out their shoes dancing every night? Finally, the king promises that any man who solves the mystery of the worn-out shoes shall have his youngest daughter's hand in marriage. If the princes who are assigned to guard the princesses disappear, how can anyone hope to solve this mystery.
Beautiful images illuminate and freshen a classic fairy tale.
The illustrations captivated my daughter. She enjoyed reading the story through the pictures (as opposed to reading the text).
No detail is left undone in this beautifully created fairy tale. Although the story was somewhat familiar, the story was fresh and I enjoyed the historical accuracy of the princesses' costumes.
This is an ornately illustrated re-telling of this classic fairy tale.
Fairy tales are stories meant to be shared and enjoyed. They are visual stories that have been retold by authors and illustrators for generations. One way to enjoy the story may be to read a selection of versions to see what changes / what is the same.
8 and Up
5 to 9
Read with and by a 10-year-old girl.
Buy. Normally we'd say borrow because your child will probably outgrow fairy tales, but this one is so beautiful it is like having a children's coffee table book.
|Title||The Twelve Dancing Princesses|
|Publisher||Crocodile Books © 2013|