Spirited or sacrificing, spoiled or innocent, the iconic heroines in these cherished tales have long had a hold on children s imagination. Read more...
Spirited or sacrificing, spoiled or innocent, the iconic heroines in these cherished tales have long had a hold on children s imagination. Amy Ehrlich deftly recaptures these princess stories with warmth and wit, never diluting their central power. And Gary Blythe brings them to life in splendid paintings glowing with true enchantment."
- ISBN-13: 9780763644789
- ISBN-10: 0763644781
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: September 2009
- Page Count: 80
- Reading Level: Ages 7-10
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
- Review Date: 2009-10-05
- Reviewer: Staff
This collection of six familiar fairy tales about princesses pairs a unique design with lush acrylics and stirring retellings. The titles for the stories are presented on lift tabs, which unveil pop-up representations of scenes from each: for “The Wild Swans,” a red-haired princess nestles in a green nest as she’s charioted by the flock of birds. The pop-up aspect, while elegant, takes a backseat to Ehrlich’s poetic renditions (“The Wild Swans” was previously published as a stand-alone; the other five appeared in the 1985 collection, The Random House Book of Fairy Tales) and Blythe’s textural paintings, which impart the princesses and their surroundings with striking luminance. Ages 7–up. (Sept.)