The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Author: Sarah Mahfoudh

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Meet the twelve high-spirited princesses of Feather Castle. They enjoy science and magic, motor-bikes and clothes, music and saving the world – oh and they REALLY love to dance. But when spies in the shape of aspiring suitors visit the castle to discover where they go at night, the headstrong sisters won’t stand for it. They soon have their guests outwitted in this hilarious story of royal disasters, pixie-loving dragons, magical gardens, contests and friendship.outwitted in this hilarious story of royal disasters, pixie-loving dragons, magical gardens, contests and friendship.
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Pages: 96 pages

Publishing Date: March 2021

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-913680-13-8

Category: Middle Grade

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

£6.75

10 in stock

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Meet the twelve high-spirited princesses of Feather Castle. They enjoy science and magic, motor-bikes and clothes, music and saving the world – oh and they REALLY love to dance. But when spies in the shape of aspiring suitors visit the castle to discover where they go at night, the headstrong sisters won’t stand for it. They soon have their guests outwitted in this hilarious story of royal disasters, pixie-loving dragons, magical gardens, contests and friendship.outwitted in this hilarious story of royal disasters, pixie-loving dragons, magical gardens, contests and friendship.
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Pages: 96 pages

Publishing Date: March 2021

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-913680-13-8

Category: Middle Garde

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About the Author:

Sarah is an author and editor from Oxfordshire, England, with a BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies and lifelong love affair with books. Having lived in fairyland for most of her life, Sarah thinks it’s only right she should share her adventures with the rest of the world. Sarah writes children’s books for all ages, as well as YA fiction. She is the author of the YA fantasy novel Faces in the Water, and the popular illustrated children’s books Can-do Kat, The Winter Garden and Lilly Mae.

Praise:

There’s a lovely moment when the Queen discusses [how] if something feels wrong, to make sure that you question it. I loved the book from the intro page, which explains that stuffy old men from the past told the story wrong and that this is what really happened.
-- @mancunian_mum (instagram)

Such a wonderful book and reinterpretation! The descriptions bring alive the magic of the story and characters. Such a positive [...] story for boys and girls!

--Five star Etsy review

My daughters found this book literally unputdownable and said that they absolutely loved it, both giving it 10/10. It's very important to note that this story is about princesses... but totally cool and empowered princesses!

--Five stars on Amazon

 

 

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2 reviews for The Twelve Dancing Princesses

  1. Carol Edwards

    “Perhaps you’ve heard the classic fairytale about the twelve dancing princesses; the version told by stuffy old men from the olden days who thought it was okay to lock princesses up in towers and marry them off to strangers. Well, the stuffy old men got it wrong. Here’s what really happened…”

    And thus begins a merry romp upending the traditional fairy story, turning stereotypes upside-down.

    There’s a queendom, ably ruled by Cassandra, a strong, clever, and exceedingly funny queen. There’s King Norman, who finds ruling exhausting and was “the worst dancer anyone had ever, EVER seen”, but who loves cooking delicious meals for everyone in the castle. And 12 delightful sisters, all different, and all united by their love of dance.

    A holiday for Queen Cassandra, dark wet days when the girls must play inside, a magic book of spells, a series of castle crises, and Norman in charge, with the rule “absolutely NO DANCING!’, sets the stage for a boisterous carnival of characters, events, and life lessons.

    Did I mention snot burgers, dragons, pixies … oh, and secret trips by the sisters to a fairy castle to dance the night away, and an ominous help-wanted poster, which offered-up a princess’ hand in marriage to any stranger who could uncover their undercover shindigs?

    Here’s your chance to giggle with your favourite little girls as the 12 princesses brilliantly outwit their spying suitors, getting to dance happily ever after.

  2. Micheál lovett

    Twelve smart sisters dance into our hearts.
    Such a wonderful retelling and recontextualising of the original tale.
    I was smiling from page one, right to the end.
    Beautiful language and imaginative story, as well as a perfect pace.
    The Quiz scene was just lovely, as well as outcomes from each the challenges.
    Such lovely soft learnings with real outcomes for empowerment and equality.
    Magic galore too.
    I’m a sucker for a dragon.
    Brilliant stuff.

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