|Barefoot Book of Princesses, the (1998) [Picture Book]|
by Caitlin Matthews
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(From the publisher):
Do you have what it takes to be a real princess? Would you be able to feel a pea underneath twenty mattresses and twenty quilts? Or be willing to give some of your hair to a small bird who wants to build his nest?
As you share their adventures, you will find that the princesses of folk tale are often challenged in many surprising and unexpected ways as they grow up. Some of them are rich, others poor; some are clever and kind while others are mean - but all of them find themselves in situations that require them to be extremely resourceful or to discover new qualities if they are to achieve happiness.
- The Princess and the Pea (Danish)
- The Mountain Princess (Persian)
- The Princess Who Lost Her Hair (Akamba)
- The Birdcage Husband (Kalmuck)
- The Beggar Princess (Chinese)
- The Horned Snake's Wife (Iroquois)
- The Sleeping Beauty (German)
Original title: The Barefoot Book of Princesses
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Retellings
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books
- Alternate title: My Very First Book of Princesses
- Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan