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La Princesa and the Pea (Digital Audiobook)

By Susan Middleton Elya, Laura Ortiz (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 4, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/5/2017)


The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming retelling with Spanish sprinkled throughout, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.

The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

About the Author

SUSAN MIDDLETON ELYA is the author of many books that take an amusing look at familiar childhood dilemmas. Her writing has been described as "Perfect for bilingual classes stretching their English wings and a charming way to introduce Spanish to English speakers" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL grew up in Lima, Peru, and has been illustrating for children since the age of sixteen. She attended the School of Fine Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. After 3 years of a crazy 8-to-8 schedule and way too many all-nighters, she was in desperate need of a semester-break and decided to give L.A. a test drive. She has lived in the US ever since. Website: