Twelve Dancing Princesses

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Author, D. Duntze, Author, J. Grimm, Author
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Author, D. Duntze, Author, J. Grimm, Author NorthSouth $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-55858-216-3
Reviewed on: 06/02/1997
Release date: 06/01/1997
Hardcover - 978-0-397-32372-2
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-525-45595-0
Paperback - 978-0-89375-117-3
Paperback - 978-1-55858-217-0
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-670-73358-3
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Using a light touch and a fanciful, indeterminate setting (is it medieval? is it Edwardian? is it Venetian?), Duntze freshens up an old favorite, the tale of a crafty soldier who outwits a dozen princesses determined to dance the night away. Her sherbet-hued palette, her elegantly precise lines and her evident pleasure in details add up to luscious fantasy, easily incorporating the magical elements of the story (a cloak that renders the wearer invisible, trees of silver, leaves of diamonds). Even the endpapers, scattered with a dozen pairs of tiny stylish shoes, hint of wonder. From start to finish, a pure delight. Ages 5-8. (Nov.)
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