The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Hardcover)

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This version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a retelling of the classic fairy tale. A brave knight answers the plea of his king to solve a mystery: why are the princesses’ shoes worn through with holes every morning? The knight has three days and three nights to uncover the truth. The fabulous antique-style illustrations of this edition will transport any reader to a distant fantasy realm.

~ Eight Cousins

— From Holiday Picks 2016


An enchanting retelling of the classic tale of the twelve dancing princesses.

Long ago in a kingdom far away, there lived a king and his twelve beautiful princesses. Although they are locked in their room each night, every morning the princesses wake up with their slippers worn through, as if they had been dancing all night long. Who will solve the mystery of the tattered shoes and claim one of the princesses as their bride? With dazzling illustrations by Alison Jay, this is an enchanting retelling of a classic tale.

About the Author

Alison Jay is a graduate of the London College of Printing and the critically acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including The Nutcracker, Welcome to the Zoo, and Nursery Rhyme Rainbow. She lives in London, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781499803297
ISBN-10: 149980329X
Publisher: little bee books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English