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The Princess and the Pea

UK Publisher: Puffin

Real princesses do not grow on trees. You just have to wait for one to come to you. And if one does, just to be sure, make her a bed of twelve feather mattresses, and underneath those twelve feather mattresses place a small pea-green garden pea. Then wait for the moon to set and the sun to rise. And if she wakes up all black and blue, you’ll know that you have indeed discovered a real princess.

Once upon a time, not so many moons ago, Lauren Child and Polly Borland recreated this captivating fairy tale in miniature, setting it in a doll’s house world. A book with a certain … something about it. It will both mesmerise and fascinate.