The Princess and the Pea

African retelling of a classic tale



A simplified version of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds.

Caldecott Honoree Isadora exquisitely illustrates this retelling of the classic fairy tale and takes readers to a beautiful African setting–a first for the true story of a tiny pea that changed everything. Full color.

Written by a Caldecott Honour-winning illustrator this title is an African-inspired re-telling of a classic fairy tale. When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry he finds himself caught up in the story of a princess who is so delicate she can feel a pea through dozens of mattresses. – publisher
32 pages
Ages 4-8


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