The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

By Rachel Isadora

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399246111, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2007


When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be? Then one night, a great storm rages, there?s a knock on the palace gate, and the prince?s life is never the same.

Caldecott Honor?winning artist Rachel Isadora exquisitely illustrates this retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and takes readers to a beautiful African setting?a first for the ?true story? of a tiny pea that changed everything.

About the Author
RACHEL ISADORA began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. She has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including the Caldecott honor, Ben's Trumpet, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor award winner. She grew up in New York City and lives there now.