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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Written & illustrated by Rachel Isadora
4.75 / 7.0
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A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator gives this classic fairy tale a brand-new setting!

Night after night, the twelve princesses mysteriously wear out their shoes. But how? The king promises a great reward to any man who can solve the mystery. Rachel Isadora has revitalized and reimagined this well-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale by bringing the story of the twelve princesses to Africa. The unique presentation of this classic tale is sure to enchant readers with its vibrant imagery.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.75 / 7.0

Artist Rachel Isadora takes a classic fairytale and brings it to life in a new way using African art and imagery. This book is one of about a half-dozen similar books, and they’re all great! It’s great to see fairytales in fresh takes with more diversity–not only of skin color, but of artistic style too. They’re a joy to read and even more of a joy to look at.

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Book Topics › fairy tales
Children's Books About Fairy Tales
Book Topics › fairy tale and folklore adaptations
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Children's Books About Folklore
Book Topics › fiction
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November 12, 2009

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