The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey
  

Synopsis

The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey

Once upon a time there was an enchanting fairytale about a prince who was looking for a real princess to be his bride. The only way to tell whether the many princesses who applied for the post were really royal, legend had it, was to see if they would be able to feel a tiny little pea through dozens of luxurious mattresses as they slept. Only the princess who emerged the next morning complaining of the extreme discomfort in which she had passed the night, could possibly be good enough to be the prince's bride ...All well and enchanting, but has anyone stopped to think about how all this might have felt for the pea in question? No. So here, for the first time, straight from the pea, is the truth about this much-loved, oft-repeated fairytale.

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This zany retelling with Pea as hero and narrator - plus a clever twist at the end - is also captivatingly illustrated ... A fresh, original picture book The Bookseller This wittily inventive book gives the fairy-tale a whole new perspective ... Mini Grey is a young author-illustrator of impressive originality Independent Grey's idiosyncratic illustrations provide lots of mileage to play spot the pea as they turn the pages Junior Beautifully illustrated by the author, this is an original take on an old story and one which will delight young minds South Wales Argus

About the Author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey studied sequential design at Brighton University before launching her first picture book, Egg Drop, in 2002. Trained in puppet making, set design, welding and carpentry, Mini’s style has an unconventional flare and instantly recognizable quirkiness. Her picture books include Traction Man is Here, Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog, Biscuit Bear, Egg Drop and The Pea and the Princess. Amongst numerous nominations & prizes, Mini has won the Smarties Book Award and the Kate Greenaway Prize for The Adventures of the Dish & Spoon.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Mini Grey
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Author's Website

minigrey.com/

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st April 2004

ISBN

9780099432333


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