My Very First Book of Princesses as told by Caitlin Matthews, 1997 first UK edition.

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Retold by Caitlin Matthews. Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan. First published in Great Britain in 1997. Barefoot Books. Bath, England.

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"Do you have what it takes to be a princess? ...

"As you share their adventures, you will find that the princesses of folk tale are often challenged in many surprising and unexpected ways as they grow up. Some of them are rich, others poor; some are clever and kid while others are mean - but all of them find themselves in situations which require them to be extremely resourceful or to discover new qualities if they are to achieve happiness."


The Princess and the Pea - Danish
The Mountain Princess - Persian
The Princess Who Lost Her Hair - Akamba
The Bird-Cage Husband - Kalmuck
The Beggar Princess - Chinese
The Horned Snake's Wife - Iroquois
The Sleeping Beauty - German

Caitlin Matthews (1952 - ) studies and writes about folk tales and traditions from different cultures, for example, Celtic wisdom, shamanism, and goddess spirituality. She lives in England with husband and author John Matthews.

Irish artist Olwyn Whelan has illustrated many children's books, such as The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales and The Barefoot Book of Princesses. She is known for her colorful and whimsical style, which draws inspiration from folklore and nature.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; very lightly bumped at top corners and head of the spine. Illustrated cover boards: On the back, top right corner lightly bumped. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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