The Twelve Dancing Princesses

By Grimm, Jacob & Grimm, Wilhelm

Publishers Summary:
A retelling, set in Africa, of the story of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.

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ISBN
978-0-39924-744-6
Publisher
Putnam


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2007

K-Gr 3 Isadora relocates the setting of this story to the court of an African kingdom, and the result is a delightfully original version of the traditional tale. Double-page collage illustrations, crafted using oil paints, printed paper, and palette paper, feature a variety of African art and cultural motifs. The lovely princesses, whose skin tones range from light brown to deep ebony, are arrayed in a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Isadora's ebullient collages give this minimalist, unattributed retelling a generic African tribal setting. The Grimms' familiar events are all here. Hoping to discover how the king's twelve daughters manage, nightly, to reduce their shoes to shreds and thus earn a princess to wed, a soldier happens on an ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Hoping to discover how the king's daughters reduce their shoes to shreds, a soldier follows the princesses underground where they d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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