The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Summary:

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful images illuminate and freshen a classic fairy tale.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

The illustrations captivated my daughter. She enjoyed reading the story through the pictures (as opposed to reading the text).

Parent Reaction

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.

Type of Book:
This is an ornately illustrated re-telling of this classic fairy tale.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
5.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 9
Age of child:
Read with and by a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
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
About
Author Ruth Sanderson
Publisher Crocodile Books © 2013
Illustrators Ruth Sanderson
ISBN 9781566568760
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Fairy Tale
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