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LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA: Storytime with Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal

Event date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Event address: 
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
#100
Washington, DC 20003

 

Join us for a special storytime with Juana Martinez-Neal - Author Illustratorand La Princesa and the Pea. 

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The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling: El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree. The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa. But the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

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“The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale unfolds with Latin flair [. . . .] Martinez-Neal’s darling, soft-edged mixed-media illustrations bring the brown-skinned characters to life in costumes from different regions of Peru”—Kirkus

“Martinez-Neal’s illustrations, featuring stylishly exaggerated figures rendered in warm tones and delicate lines, are inspired by the textile designs of the indigenous people of Peru. With eye-catching details on every page, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. Spanish words are sprinkled throughout, and clever rhymes make this a book to enjoy more than once.”—Booklist

“Martinez-Neal’s graceful illustrations . . . really make this lively title a winner . . . . an enjoyable retelling for young audiences, [and] professionals looking to expand the diversity of a fairy-tale collection or unit of study will find it particularly valuable.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

La Princesa and the Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251566
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017