About the Book
The satirical tale "The Princess and the Pea" was an old Swedish tale, rewritten and published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1835. This popular tale is written in a light, colloquial style, reminiscent of oral storytelling techniques. It tells the story of a princess who prooves her royalty status by being overly dramatical and sensitive. The hand-drawn ink illustrations show this whimsical world where princesses can act like princesses and get rewarded for it by marrying the handsome prince.