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The talented Brigette Barrager lavishly illustrates this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers' "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." In this fairy tale, twelve princesses wake up every morning to find their shoes are worn out and they are totally exhausted! A handsome suitor discovers that the princesses are enchanted, and that each night, in their sleep, they travel to a magical world to dance at a ball. Will this handsome suitor be able to break the spell and rescue the princesses?

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"Barrager brings a fittingly soigné aesthetic to this retelling, deftly balancing the story's comedy and mystery as the exhausted sisters flummox the court by day and transform into an unstoppable balletic force by night. The crisp, doll-like characterizations and glowing, softly saturated palette recall the work of Mary Blair. If anything keeps this pretty volume from claiming a permanent place on the shelf, it's editorial rather than visual: in a major departure, Barrager turns the dancing dozen into the unwitting victims of a magic spell — sleepwalkers incapable of enjoying their enchanted journey to the ballroom in the magical forest. Being damsels in distress, they need a rescuer; a humble palace cobbler who announces, 'I can't let this continue,' and breaks the spell with a kiss to the lead sister's hand. No longer the willing (even conniving) agents of an illicit and ecstatic nightly adventure, the dancing princesses feel merely ornamental, and one of the Grimm Brothers' most intriguing tales — at its core, a thrilling battle of wits — becomes just another happily ever after. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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An easy retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.

About the Author

Brigette Barrager graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in character animation. She inherited her mother's collection of fairy tale books as a child, and her love of those magical, fantastic, and dreamy worlds has never left her. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and this is her first book.

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ISBN:
9780811876964
Author:
Barrager, Brigette
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.25 x 9.5 x 0.5 in 1.04 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Barrager brings a fittingly soigné aesthetic to this retelling, deftly balancing the story's comedy and mystery as the exhausted sisters flummox the court by day and transform into an unstoppable balletic force by night. The crisp, doll-like characterizations and glowing, softly saturated palette recall the work of Mary Blair. If anything keeps this pretty volume from claiming a permanent place on the shelf, it's editorial rather than visual: in a major departure, Barrager turns the dancing dozen into the unwitting victims of a magic spell — sleepwalkers incapable of enjoying their enchanted journey to the ballroom in the magical forest. Being damsels in distress, they need a rescuer; a humble palace cobbler who announces, 'I can't let this continue,' and breaks the spell with a kiss to the lead sister's hand. No longer the willing (even conniving) agents of an illicit and ecstatic nightly adventure, the dancing princesses feel merely ornamental, and one of the Grimm Brothers' most intriguing tales — at its core, a thrilling battle of wits — becomes just another happily ever after. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , An easy retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.
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