PRINCESS by Anne Wilsdorf

PRINCESS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 By the Swiss author of Philomene (1992), a comic version of ``The Princess and the Pea.'' The queen sends her son forth with a list of ``certified'' princesses, each guarded by a monster that he duly slays. But alas! Their names presage the princesses' faults: the videopteryx guards a TV addict; behind the antiseptyx is a demon housekeeper; the bombachyderm's damsel is a bloodthirsty armored Valkyrie. On the way home, the prince falls for a comely shepherdess; the queen is suspicious, but after ``Princess'' topples from her high, unsteady bed in the night, her bruises cause the queen to leap to a fortuitous wrong conclusion. Wilsdorf's agile pen and watercolor illustrations are as amusing as her briskly irreverent text. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 27th, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-11541-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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