FOLKTALES AND NURSERY RHYMES
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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Alison Jay. This engaging close retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm tale features the twelve princesses whose shoes are found every morning "worn with holes, as though they had been danced in all night." It takes a clever soldier with a magic cloak to discover the princesses' secret. Jay's colorful, crackle-glazed illustrations give the detailed spreads a folklike, antique feel, which enhances the fairy-tale elements.

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