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The Princess and the Pea: In Miniature

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Publisher Comments:

Award-winning author/illustrator Child takes her multimedia art to a whole new level in this rendition of the classic fairy tale, presented in a three-dimensional dollhouse tableaux. Full color.

Review:

"Shadow-box boudoirs and forest dioramas set the stages for this retelling, designed in flamboyant typefaces and populated by glamorous paper cutouts. Per usual, a king and queen seek a 'princess of blue blood and equal in royalness to' their son. Yet the choosy prince, who's 'romantic... but also a little dramatic,' sighs that the paper dolls he meets (attired in delicately folded fabric or sparkly paper gowns) lack a 'certain... something.' While the prince pines, a young lovely 'in a treetop house just over the mountain' decides to go for a moonlight stroll; multilayered silhouettes of stark trees and glittery midnight-blue sky suggest danger. Caught in a sudden storm, she arrives at the castle, where she dries off and undergoes the queen's famous pea ritual. Child (That Pesky Rat) emphasizes noble etiquette and this makes for a wee bit of suspense: although the princess aches after sleeping on 12 featherbeds and a pea, she hates to be rude to her hosts, and reluctantly admits to the special discomfort that makes her worthy of the prince. Child's personable voice, signature sloe-eyed characters and a savvy blend of script and italics, enliven the tale. But the main interest lies in the interior and exterior spaces, decorated with tiny glass vases, teeny Persian rugs, little chairs, sculpted shrubberies and electric candles. Photographed by Borland, the fixtures inspire envy in dollhouse enthusiasts and lend a 'certain... something' to the gussied-up story. Ages 5-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786838868
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Subject:
General
Photographer:
Borland, Polly
Author:
Child, Lauren
Author:
Borland, Polly
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
44
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.5 x 0.5 in 1.23 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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The Princess and the Pea: In Miniature
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Product details 44 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786838868 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shadow-box boudoirs and forest dioramas set the stages for this retelling, designed in flamboyant typefaces and populated by glamorous paper cutouts. Per usual, a king and queen seek a 'princess of blue blood and equal in royalness to' their son. Yet the choosy prince, who's 'romantic... but also a little dramatic,' sighs that the paper dolls he meets (attired in delicately folded fabric or sparkly paper gowns) lack a 'certain... something.' While the prince pines, a young lovely 'in a treetop house just over the mountain' decides to go for a moonlight stroll; multilayered silhouettes of stark trees and glittery midnight-blue sky suggest danger. Caught in a sudden storm, she arrives at the castle, where she dries off and undergoes the queen's famous pea ritual. Child (That Pesky Rat) emphasizes noble etiquette and this makes for a wee bit of suspense: although the princess aches after sleeping on 12 featherbeds and a pea, she hates to be rude to her hosts, and reluctantly admits to the special discomfort that makes her worthy of the prince. Child's personable voice, signature sloe-eyed characters and a savvy blend of script and italics, enliven the tale. But the main interest lies in the interior and exterior spaces, decorated with tiny glass vases, teeny Persian rugs, little chairs, sculpted shrubberies and electric candles. Photographed by Borland, the fixtures inspire envy in dollhouse enthusiasts and lend a 'certain... something' to the gussied-up story. Ages 5-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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