La Princesa and the Pea





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  • PUBLISHER: Putnam
  • RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017
  • AUTHOR: Susan Middleton Elya
  • ILLUSTRATOR: Juana Martinez-Neal
  • AGE LEVEL: 4-8, 32 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0-399-25156-6


The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling.

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.


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School Library Journal:

★ This engaging read-aloud is a fresh reimagining of a classic (…) The endearing and playful illustrations set the story in Peru (…) This engaging read-aloud is a fresh reimagining of a classic. A must for all libraries. —Starred review

Kirkus:

The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale unfolds with Latin flair (…) the charming illustrations give this title great shelf appeal (…) Martinez-Neal’s darling, soft-edged mixed-media illustrations bring the brown-skinned characters to life in costumes from different regions of Peru, while guinea pigs and alpaca fleece create an atmosphere of a busy rural textile industry.

Booklist:

Martinez-Neal’s illustrations, featuring stylishly exaggerated figures rendered in warm tones and delicate lines, are inspired by the textile designs of the indigenous people of Peru. With eye-catching details on every page, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of young readers.

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