The Truth About Princesses
The Truth About Princesses
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Annotation: Presents little-known facts about princesses and discusses the presence of these characters in many fairy tales.
Catalog Number: #42273
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Illustrator: Youngsun, Kim,
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-404-85747-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-404-85747-6
Dewey: 391
LCCN: 2009030072
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Each book briefly states whether its subject is real and then summarizes legends about it ("In fairy tales, most princesses have long hair"). Though the books might serve as introductions for readers completely unfamiliar with folklore, they won't teach other readers very much that's new. The illustrations in Fairies and Princesses create a lighter atmosphere than in Dragons. Reading list. Glos., ind.
School Library Journal
JOHNSON, Angelique The Truth About Fairies illus. by Carolina Farias. ISBN 978-1-4048-5746-9 . LC 2009030073. TROUPE, Thomas Kingsley The Truth About Dragons illus. by Jeff Ebbeler. ISBN 978-1-4048-5745-2 . LC 2009030399. TROUPE, Thomas Kingsley . The Truth About Trolls illus. by Bridget Starr Taylor. ISBN 978-1-4048-5984-5 . LC 2009030067. ea vol: 32p. (Fairy-Tale Superstars Series). illus. further reading. glossary. index. CIP. Picture Window 2010. PLB $25.32. Gr 2-4 Accounts of dragons, trolls, and princesses inundate the pages of children's literature, and this series cleverly seeks to divulge the truth behind the legends. Full-page, colorful illustrations and balanced writing highlight what is an outstanding achievement for young readers. The appearance, history, and behaviors of each subject are presented in an engrossing format that discloses fairy tricks, princess problems, and the trouble with trolls. Through clear, large texts, each title discusses legendary stories ranging from princesses in Sleeping Beauty to the infamous troll of The ThreeBilly Goats Gruff . These books are sure to gain a positive response.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 831
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 134298 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 570L
Guided Reading Level: Y

Princesses have danced through popular fairy tales for many years. Have you ever wondered where princesses live, what they do for fun, or how they behave? Twirl through the pages of this book to find out the truth about princesses.

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