Synopses & Reviews
A long time ago, there lived a prince who was looking for someone very special to marry.
One of Hans Christian Andersenandrsquo;s most beloved stories gets a breathtaking showcase, with lavish art and an elegant retelling by acclaimed writer, professor, and radio host John Cech. Itandrsquo;s the second exquisite entry in the Classic Fairy Tale Collection
Although the handsome prince meets ladies blessed with beauty, wealth, and brains, he knows in his heart that none is the true princess he longs for. Then, one stormy night, a wet, disheveled, and very weary young woman knocks at the castle door. Could she be his queen? One tiny pea buried underneath 20 soft mattresses might reveal the truthandhellip;
Bernhard Oberdieckandrsquo;s stunning images, with their soft color and unusual perspectives, capture all the fantasy and romance of Andersenandrsquo;s appealing tale.
Praise for The Princess and the Pea
Cechandrsquo;s fluid text sparkles in this well-crafted retelling . . . The illustrations, created with colored pencils, pastels, and acrylics, glow . . . Children will enjoy this delightful rendition of an old favorite.andrdquo;andmdash;School Library Journal
One of Hans Christian Andersens most beloved stories gets a breathtaking showcase, with lavish art and an elegant retelling by acclaimed writer Cech. With their soft color and unusual perspectives, Oberdiecks stunning images capture all the fantasy and romance of Andersens appealing tale. Full color.
Hans Christian Andersenandrsquo;s beloved story of a prince in search of a true princess to marry gets a breathtaking showcase, with lavish art and an elegant retelling by acclaimed writer, professor, and radio host John Cech. Bernhard Oberdieckandrsquo;s sumptuous imagesandmdash;filled with soft color and unusual perspectivesandmdash;capture all the fantasy and romance of this unforgettable tale.
About the Author
John Cech is a professor of English at the University of Florida where he is the Director of the Center for Childrenand#39;s Literature and Culture. He was the creator, producer, and host of the daily public radio program andldquo;Recess!andrdquo; about the cultures of childhood. He has served as the President of the Childrenand#39;s Literature Association and received the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for his contributions to childrenand#39;s literature. John has written seven books in the Classic Fairy Tale Collection for Sterling, in addition to retellings of Aesopand#39;s Fables
, illustrated by Martin Jarrie, and The Nutcracker
, illustrated by Eric Puybaret. John lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife, Eve.
Bernhard Oberdieck has illustrated numerous books and enjoys international acclaim. He uses a variety of mediaandmdash;including colored pencils, pastels, and acrylicsandmdash;to create fine, detailed work. Bernhard is also an avid collector of childrenandrsquo;s picture books. He lives in Ramerberg in Bavaria with his wife and two sons.