Presents retellings of seldom-heard princess tales, featuring such heroines as White Jade, Gulnara, and Vasilisa the Frog Princess. A discussion of princess lore precedes each selection.Presents retellings of seldom-heard princess tales, featuring such heroines as White Jade, Gulnara, and Vasilisa the Frog Princess. A discussion of princess lore precedes each selection.Read Less
Very good. () Meet the princesses...Mpunzanyana, the brave princess of the South African Xhosa, marries a five-headed serpent to save her sister. Lina, the spoiled princess of Germany, foolishly turns away the love of a king. And Maix, a headstrong princess of the Central American Maya, defies her father and runs away with her true love--only to be captured by an ogre. Join these three princesses and many more for a breathtaking journey around the world and back through time, where anything can happen--i.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-10-21 In A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, Shirley Climo introduces new princesses to those maxed-out on Cinderella, Jasmine and their ilk: enter Mpunzanyana, White Jade, Gulnara, Vasilisa and others. The tone is traditional, in both the stories and the intensely hued, realistic paintings by Ruth Sanderson.
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