Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review of "The Princess and the Pea," retold by Vera Southgate

Review of
The Princess and the Pea, retold by Vera Southgate

Four out of five stars
 Although it is a bit dated in the sense of the prince being forced to marry a woman that is a princess, it remains a delightful fairy tale. It of course starts with the prince on a quest to find a “real” princess whom he could marry. He fails in his search and so returns to the castle in a saddened state.
 During a violent storm, there is a knock on the door and it is a thoroughly drenched young woman that claims to be a princess. Not willing to believe the woman, the queen constructs an unusual test to determine whether the woman is indeed a princess. She passes the test and there is a splendid royal wedding.
 The story is one deeply rooted in the arena of fairy tales involving a prince searching for the perfect bride. As a consequence, there are some antiquated notions. However, if you are capable and willing to set that aside, this is fundamentally a classic fairy tale of romance.

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