Twelve Dancing Princesses
Retold and illustrated by Brigette Barrager
Chronicle Books, 2011. Unpaged. Picture book.
The traditional story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses is told yet again--but this is my favorite picture book version to date. Written in a more accessible format than some other options, this book is perhaps a more appealing, lighter retelling of the classic fairy tale. The illustrations, however, really make this book shine. Digitally drawn in a lovely 50s retro-modern style, the pictures feel like a nod to the beloved Mary Blair's work, made fresh and new. I was completely charmed by the illustrations and could look at them again and again! This is a gorgeous rendition of an old tale.