Book Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566568647 HB
ISBN: 9781566568760 PB

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

Illustrations: full color photos

Ages: 3 to 8

Release date: 01/10/11

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

By • Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

Paperback $ 8.95 | Hardback $ 16.95

“Sanderson’s retelling of this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm is enthralling, and the muted elegance of her oil paintings captures the romance and magic of this well-known fairy tale.” – Language Arts

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About this book

Long ago, in the days of princesses, castles, and magic spells, there lived a king and his twelve daughters. Although the king locked the twelve princesses in their bedroom each night, every morning their twelve pairs of dancing shoes were found to be worn quite through, as if they had been danced in all night long! The king proclaimed that anyone who discovered the secret of the worn-out shoes could marry the princess of his choice. Here is the enchanting story of how the mystery was finally solved.

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About the author

Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Crystal Mountain. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring.

She lives with her husband in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Reviews

“Sanderson’s retelling of this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm is enthralling, and the muted elegance of her oil paintings captures the romance and magic of this well-known fairy tale.” – Language Arts

“The illustrations capture the story’s magic and romance….” – Publishers Weekly

“This is a handsome piece… Sanderson’s princesses are approachable- their youthful vitality in face and movement contrasts effectively with the rich period costumes” – Booklist

“Sanderson’s stately composition and sure hand with face and figure”create scenes so real that viewers begin to wonder why they are unable to hear the music and laughter.” – School Library Journal

Additional information

Author

Sanderson, Ruth

Inprint

Crocodile Books

Pages

32

Illustrator

Spear, Juliana

Illustrations

full color photos

Age

09/05/18

Release date

01/10/11

Author Home

USA

Format

8.5" x 11"

Reviews

"Sanderson's retelling of this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm is enthralling , and the muted elegance of her oil paintings captures the romance and magic of this well-known fairy tale."å – Language Arts * "The illustrations capture the story's magic and romance…."å – Publishers Weekly * "This is a handsome piece" Sanderson's princesses are approachable- their youthful vitality in face and movement contrasts effectively with the rich period costumes""å – Booklist * "Sanderson's stately composition and sure hand with face and figure"create scenes so real that viewers begin to wonder why they are unable to hear the music and laughter."å – School Library Journal

MainReview

"Sanderson's retelling of this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm is enthralling, and the muted elegance of her oil paintings captures the romance and magic of this well-known fairy tale."å – Language Arts *

Cover

Paperback, Hardback