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Princess Tales

Princess Tales

Once Upon a Time in Rhyme with Seek-and-Find Pictures

Grace Maccarone; Illustrated by Gail de Marcken

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Once upon a time. . .

A princess danced, a princess dreamed, another found a pea.
One kissed a frog, one saved a bird, another crossed the sea.
One ate an apple, one tamed a beast, one lost a satin shoe.
And another spun straw into gold, in ten tales told anew!

Ten of the most beloved princess stories are ingeniously retold and splendidly illustrated—with cleverly hidden pictures—by author Grace Maccarone and artist Gail de Marken. From Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea to Snow White, these favorite tales will delight readers, happily ever after.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Praise for Princess Tales

“These are paintings to pore over: depictions of familiar fairy tales in sometimes unusual settings that are each filled with tiny seek-and-find details meant to entrance 3- to 8-year-olds. The accompanying text by Grace Maccarone rattles along in droll rhyme that is a pleasure to read aloud (though in print so small that adults may do some poring themselves).” —The Wall Street Journal

“A splendid reimagining of favorite stories.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This inventive book pairs 10 familiar stories retold in verse with seek-and-find illustrations. …The fun lies in the art. In some selections, the tale has a new locale. 'The Princess and the Frog' has a Chinese setting complete with pagoda, dragon kite, and pandas, while 'The Princess and the Pea' takes place in an ornate African court.” —School Library Journal

“Inventive and engaging.” —Booklist

“A classic collection that can be recommended for public library and home collections.” —Children's Literature

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About the author

Grace Maccarone; Illustrated by Gail de Marcken

Grace Maccarone is a children's book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the First-Grade Friends series. She lives in Westchester, New York.

Gail de Marcken is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Quiltmaker's Gift, The Quiltmaker's Journey, Miss Hunnicutt's Hat, and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. She and her husband live year-round in the woods near Ely, Minnesota.

Grace Maccarone

Grace Maccarone

Gail de Marcken

Gail de Marcken

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