Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Princess Fuball by Charlotte Huck and Anita Lobel

Synopsis: A Pauper...or a Princess. Once upon a time a cruel King decided to betroth his motherless daughter to a Ogre in exchange for fifty wagons of silver. When the Princess learns what her father has done, she is horrified. But he is clever as she is beautiful. Quickly, the Princess devises a plan to escape and, replying on her own spunk and good sense, ultimately marries the man she chooses for herself. (from the back of the book)

Review: This is a cute, pleasant retelling of this fairy tale. The illustrations are fun and stylized, the prose clean and easy to read but not dumbed down and I like the emphasis on the Princess's intelligence. Pleasing but unremarkable, this is a good bedtime story for the 6-9 age group.

Bookmarks: 6.5 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-688-13107-7
Date Finished: 10-26-2013
Pages: 21

1 comment:

  1. This was one of my favorite children's books! I loved her three dresses and the different treasures she would put in the king's soup. So cute!