The Princess and the Pea (Illustrated)

The Princess and the Pea (Illustrated)

by Hans Christian Andersen


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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."
But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels,
travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad-and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages.
But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness,
deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and-occasionally-a happy ending.
They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that.
The Princess and the Pea is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity.
The story tells of a prince who wants to marry a princess, but is having difficulty finding a suitable wife. Something is always wrong with those he meets, and he cannot be certain they are real princesses. One stormy night a young woman drenched with rain seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince's mother decides to test their unexpected unwitting guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 feather-beds. In the morning, the guest tells her hosts that she endured a sleepless night, kept awake by something hard in the bed;
which she is certain has bruised her. The prince rejoices. Only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through such a quantity of bedding. The two are married, and the pea is placed in the Royal Museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727894400
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2018
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 1,032,072
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Princess and the Pea 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read. Hope you like it as much as i do
csloan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about love. The prince wants to find a princess and he goes out in search of one and finds a girl he will ask to be his princess but his mother has to do the test. She lays a pea under twenty mattresses and twenty feather blankets. The next morning the mother ask how she slept and the girl said she could not sleep because there was something poking her the back. The prince said she was to be his princess.
LarocheM3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the classic story of The Princess and the Pea, only the characters are tigers. This, I find, adds confusion for distinguishing males from females (if you don't look closely at their clothing) because, being tigers, they all have the same features. The illustrations were a little too realistic for me because I feel I shouldn't have to look at the characters' clothing to know if it's a boy or a girl. Even though this disappointed me, I would recommend the story to any adult who has a young child because even though it's been retold many times, The Princess and the Pea is always entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book, but what does it really teach your kids? A critical prince who deciphers a princess to be someone who is too finicky that they would bruise if there was a little pea that laid below a bed made up of 20 mattresses and 20 feather mattress toppers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very nice story but realy short and is a bit expensive otherwise it a great story to tell at bed such wonderful charecter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good old ' fairy tales ' from my childhood enriched as they were retold, embellished & given to a new generation. too bad sorcerers of the e-readers don't grok to old concept of storytelling vs 1st person, emotionless words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paid .99 cents and it wasn't even worth it! Do not buy as a book for a tablet!
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MominChicago More than 1 year ago
The B&N review is inaccurate - there are no bunnies here. The story is traditional and the illustrations highly stylized. The illustrations are as you see on the cover here. My daughter was 6 when she received the book and loved it, though the illustration is probably best appreciated by kids at least that age.
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No, accually look for the next clue in the titan's curse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister loves this great book 10 year old 4year old
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Very good
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Yummy sexy butt