THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA by Andersen Hans Christian

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If anyone can make kids see the tongue-in-cheek satire in Andersen's oft-maligned fable it is probably Paul Galdone, whose 1978 version pointed up the characters' personalities and the foolishness of their pretentions. Stevens' klutzy crayola-colored pictures simply make all the developments blatantly obvious, and the characters--cast here as overweight animals--vulgar and tawdry. The retelling, too, is so flat that Stevens herself seems bored by the undertaking.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1982
Publisher: Holiday House