PRINCESS FURBALL by Charlotte Huck


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In her first children's book, a well-known expert on children's literature retells (without citing a particular source) her own childhood favorite: a variant of Cinderella in which a princess escapes marriage to an ogre and becomes a scullery maid in a new kingdom where she eventually marries the king. The many appealing details here include the fur cloak that gives the princess her name and the golden talismans she puts in the king's soup; Huck's version is straightforward and well-paced, while Lobel's lively pictorial interpretation recalls fine tapestries through its rich colors and designs burgeoning with ornamental detail. Though her flat, stylized foregrounds are occasionally at odds with bits of deep, architectural perspective, this is a handsome edition.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1989
ISBN: 0688131077
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Greenwillow