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Featuring "The Princess and the Pea"


"The Princess and the Pea" by Lauren ChildCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 9 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

The Princess and the Pea in Miniature: After the Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen by Lauren Child is the featured piece.
 
There are many delightful versions and spin offs of this classic tale.

Here are a few more you may wish to read:

The Princess and the Peas
By Caryl Hart
JUV E HART
 
Lily-Rose May is perfect in every way, until she kicks up such a fuss about eating her peas that her dad calls the doctor. He diagnoses a severe case of Princess-itis and packs Lily Rose off to live at a palace. But is a pea-free life of royal luxury as good as it sounds?
 
 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Princess and the Peas" book
The Princess and the Pea
By Rachel Isadora
JUV E ISADORA
 
A simplified version of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds.


 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Princess and the Pea" by Isadora book
The Princess and the Pea
By Janet Stevens
JUV E STEVENS
 
In this rendition a tiger is proven to be a princess. In this adaptation of the classic Andersen tale, a bedraggled feline, claiming to be the real princess whom the prince seeks as a mate, undergoes the queen's bizarre test for determining true nobility. A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves that she is a real princess.
 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Princess and the Pea" by Stevens book
The Penguin and the Pea
By Janet Perlman
JUV E PERLMAN
 
Based on the tale "The princess and the pea" by Hans Christian Andersen.
 

 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Penguin and the Pea" book
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be
By Mini Grey
JUV E GREY
 
The pea gives its own version of what happened in the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea," from the time of its birth in the Palace Garden until it helps arrange a royal marriage.
 
 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be" book
The Princess and the Pea
By Hans Christian Andersen; retold by John Cech
JUV E CECH
 
An abridgement of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds. Includes historical notes about Hans Christian Anderson and the original fairy tale.
 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Princess and the Pea" by Cech book
The Princess and the Pea = La Princesa y el Guisante
By Francesc Boada
JUV E BOADA
 
By feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds, a girl proves that she is a real princess. This is a bilingual book.
 

 
DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "The Princess and the Pea" a bilingual book