Friday, January 22, 2010

The Twelve Dancing Princesses by John Cech


The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Retold by John Cech
Illustrated by Lucy Corvino
Nonfiction

The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a beautiful fairy tale story of princesses who go dancing in the night at a mysterious place. There are many different versions that I love and this particular edition is one that I am adding to my favorites! The illustrations are gorgeous and make the story fantastic. One of my favorite things about them is the beautiful borders on many of the pages. Also the way the illustrator depicted the princes were imaginative and interesting. My only complaint it that the main sister, while she was beautiful, didn’t look like she and the other princesses were sisters. She had almost an Asian/Egyptian look about her. However even with this small problem, I fell in love with the book immediately and plan to add it to my personal collection.

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