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The Twelve Dancing Princesses (edition 2009)

by Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)

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Title:The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Authors:Rachel Isadora
Other authors:Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:folklore, magical, trickery, king, princess, marriage, mystery, discovery, gr. k-3, multicultural

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora



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I picked this book because I thought it would be an interesting book to read. I also liked the picture on the cover of the book. This book was taken place in Africa. I noticed this by the outfits of the characters. It had an omniscient point of view. I enjoyed reading this book because it had a very interesting plot. The twelve princesses slept in a locked room every night. However, their shoes were won as if they've danced the whole night. The king hired men to find out how his daughter's were doing this. Each man would fail to find out and the king would kill him. One man took the challenge of finding out and listened to a random old woman who told him the trick to finding out what they're doing is by not drinking anything they give you. It turns out that the girls gave each man that tried to ind out how they were leaving wine so he would get drunk and fall asleep. He found out that they were leaving to go dance with princes across the lake for the whole night. The king then reward the man by giving him one of his daughters to marry. I don't think I'd read the story to my class because I don't the book has a good or strong message. This book and "The fisher man and his wife" were both illustrated by Rachel Isadora. I noticed that the characters in both books had similar features and attires. I also noticed that she use the same vibrant colors in both books. ( )
  kristeen1995 | Mar 18, 2017 |
A tale about girls in Africa wanting to be princesses and about the ways they would dress.
ages 5-8
pierce college library
  samanthakane | Jun 8, 2016 |
A traditional fairy tale that shows a little girl's perspective with different cultural dress and influences.
Ages 5 and up
Pierce County Public Library
  hsoden | Jun 8, 2016 |
This is a great book to utilize when you are interested in showing children different cultural dress.
  love.always16 | May 28, 2016 |
this book talks about twelve little girls who want to be dancing princesses
this book is good for 5 to 8 year olds
  teresa73. | Mar 19, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142414506, Paperback)

A Caldecott Honor?winning illustrator gives this classic fairy tale a brand?new setting!

Night after night, the twelve princesses mysteriously wear out their shoes. But how? The king promises a great reward to any man who can solve the mystery. Rachel Isadora has revitalized and reimagined this well-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale by bringing the story of the twelve princesses to Africa. The unique presentation of this classic tale is sure to enchant readers with its vibrant imagery.

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The mystery of how the king's beautiful daughters manage to get out of their locked room and somehow wear holes in their shoes every night is one of the Brothers Grimm's most enchanting tales.

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