Twelve Dancing Princesses by John Cech

Twelve Dancing Princesses

Written by John Cech
Illustrated by Lucy Corvino
Part of the The Classic Fairytale Collection Series

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Twelve Dancing Princesses by John Cech

Every morning the king's twelve daughters need twelve new pairs of shoes. But why? John Cech's retelling of the classic fairy tale and Lucy Corvino's whimsical illustrations will introduce a new generation of readers to this story about following one's heart. It is aimed at children aged between 5 and 11 years old. Once upon a time, when a miller met the King, he proudly announced that his beautiful daughter had a special talent: she could actually spin straw into gold. That caught His Majesty's attention immediately; unfortunately, it wasn't true. Yet the poor girl's life depended on completing this impossible task. With lyricism and grace, John Cech retells this suspenseful story. Martin Hargreaves offers richly elaborate artwork that truly captures the characters' personalities and their far-away fairy-tale world.

About the Author

John Cech has been a professor of children's literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville for the past 30 years. He received the Chandler Award of Merit for his work in Children's Literature. Cech is the author of the first six books in the Classic Fairy Tale Collection. Lucy Corvino's books for Sterling include several Classic Starts[trademark] titles, Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson (2000), A Father's Song (2006), and numerous joke and puzzle books

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24 pages
Interest Age: 5-11


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Sterling an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Publication date

15th August 2013



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