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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
Rating:****1/2
Tags:folklore, magical, trickery, king, princess, marriage, mystery, discovery, gr. k-3, multicultural

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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
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  teresa73. | Mar 19, 2016 |
This was a charming story of sly little princesses and the prince who learns their secret. My grandsons enjoyed it and giggled when the princess's secret was discovered. I'd include this in a unit on fairy tales
  Tracie_Shepherd | Mar 13, 2016 |
This story is about a royal African family. One important theme in this story revolves around control. The father wants to keep his daughters locked away at night, which results in them rebelling to such treatment. They sneak out to a secret underground world of parties and dancing. Another important theme is that of honesty, truth and virtue. When their father asks his daughters if the soldier spoke the truth, they confess to their father. This would be a good addition to a traditional tale/fairytale unit of study.
  MissMurray2014 | Jun 2, 2014 |
"Twelve Dancing Princesses” is a traditional fairytale told by a different culture. This is what made this book so interesting for me. I really liked that the styles of dress that was shown in the book was not what I tend to imagine when I imagine princesses. Not only was the differences shown with clothing but hair styles, jewelry, and lifestyle. Also, the illustrations were really neat, they almost looked like they had been done by cutting out different pieces of paper, sometimes painted and sometimes patterned. The main idea of this story was to retell an old fairytale about princesses. ( )
  CatherineWillett | Apr 29, 2014 |
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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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