The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

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A prince travels the world to find a suitable princess to marry-but none of the girls he meets seems right, and he cannot be sure any is a real princess. And so he returns home sadly. But then one stormy night there is a knock at the door and in comes a girl dressed in rags. She claims she is Princess Phoebe, looking for a prince she can marry. The prince is soon fascinated by her, so the queen devises a plan-she will place a single pea underneath the many mattresses on Phoebe's bed. In the morning Phoebe complains of not having slept a wink. The queen is overjoyed-if the girl has felt the pea under all those layers she must be a real princess!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 195 x 255 x 2mm | 106g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0192782363
  • 9780192782366
  • 1,430,052

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[About The Gingerbread Boy and Goldilocks and the Three Bears] Clearly and amusingly retold, the stories are enhanced by Ian Beck's cheerful illustrations. * Daily Echo * [About Chicken Licken and The Tortoise and the Hare] Beautifully presented editions in which lively text and colourful images sit happily together. * West Sussex Gazette *show more