Reviews for Twelve Dancing Princesses


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
The classic tale about princesses who mysteriously wear holes in their shoes every night is illustrated with spirited, delicate watercolors. Duntze uses a palette of pinks, reds, and golds to give a lush, warm feeling to the story.

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Library Media Connection Reviews 2013 October
In this fairytale, 12 princesses outsmart the King by sneaking out of the castle and dancing the night away. Those who try to catch the princesses are drugged and executed. Then a poor solider, using an invisibility cloak, follows them and reports back to the King. For this, he is wed to the eldest princess and promised the kingdom. The ending of this version is very rushed. It refers to the princesses having a spell cast over them, but the ending is abrupt. Elizabeth A. Burns, Ph.D. Student, Curriculum and Instruction, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. ADDITIONAL SELECTION Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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