When a sensitive prince goes searching far and wide for a bride, his tender heart can hardly bear the disappointment. One stormy night, a girl with eyes the color of the rain appears at the palace door seeking shelter. The queen makes up a bed for her and slips a single green pea under the mattress. Could she be the one the prince has been looking for? Xanthe Gresham's lyrical prose brings rich detail and depth to this beloved Hans Christian Andersen story, and the sumptous mixed-media artwork make this retelling one-of-a-kind.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:40 pages
Age Range:Ages 4-8 years
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Retold by - Xanthe Gresham Knight
Xanthe Gresham Knight is an acclaimed writer and storyteller who performs across Europe and North America and who, according to the Arts Council of England, "speaks like a woman spitting jewels." Xanthe lives in East Sussex, England.
Illustrated by - Miss Clara
Miss Clara is an artist who creates enchanting and mysterious worlds. She builds miniature maquettes of princesses, hobgoblins, fairies and other magical characters out of paper, and detailed scenes in which to photograph them. She adds clever details to the final images digitally. Miss Clara lives in Bordeaux, France.