The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen, Dorothee Duntze


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Andersen's classic fairy tale of the princess who felt the lump under her matress. Full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558583818
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication date: 04/28/1995
Series: Tell Me a Story Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 254,307
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Virginia Andersen (Coronado, CA) is a freelance author and writer who has written or contributed to nearly 25 books about PC-based applications, including many student tutorials and accompanying instructor manuals with exercise disks. Virginia is certified as a Microsoft Access MOUS Expert. She has over 25 years experience in computer science applications, analysis, and engineering - including extensive technical writing and editing. Her government and defense projects include lunar mapping, reliability engineering, undersea surveillance, weapon system interface simulation, and naval communications. Her civilian projects include computerized project management and horse race handicapping. She holds a M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California and a B.S. Mathematics, Stanford University.

Dorothee Duntze was born in Reims, France. She studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Reims and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. Among the other books she has illustrated for North-South are The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, and Hansel and Gretel.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Princess and the Pea 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read. Hope you like it as much as i do
csloan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about love. The prince wants to find a princess and he goes out in search of one and finds a girl he will ask to be his princess but his mother has to do the test. She lays a pea under twenty mattresses and twenty feather blankets. The next morning the mother ask how she slept and the girl said she could not sleep because there was something poking her the back. The prince said she was to be his princess.
LarocheM3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the classic story of The Princess and the Pea, only the characters are tigers. This, I find, adds confusion for distinguishing males from females (if you don't look closely at their clothing) because, being tigers, they all have the same features. The illustrations were a little too realistic for me because I feel I shouldn't have to look at the characters' clothing to know if it's a boy or a girl. Even though this disappointed me, I would recommend the story to any adult who has a young child because even though it's been retold many times, The Princess and the Pea is always entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book, but what does it really teach your kids? A critical prince who deciphers a princess to be someone who is too finicky that they would bruise if there was a little pea that laid below a bed made up of 20 mattresses and 20 feather mattress toppers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very nice story but realy short and is a bit expensive otherwise it a great story to tell at bed such wonderful charecter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good old ' fairy tales ' from my childhood enriched as they were retold, embellished & given to a new generation. too bad sorcerers of the e-readers don't grok to old concept of storytelling vs 1st person, emotionless words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paid .99 cents and it wasn't even worth it! Do not buy as a book for a tablet!
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MominChicago More than 1 year ago
The B&N review is inaccurate - there are no bunnies here. The story is traditional and the illustrations highly stylized. The illustrations are as you see on the cover here. My daughter was 6 when she received the book and loved it, though the illustration is probably best appreciated by kids at least that age.
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No, accually look for the next clue in the titan's curse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister loves this great book 10 year old 4year old
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Very good
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Yummy sexy butt