Pride hHaracters who are African The themeere is a bit troubling and sexist to say the least the man who can figure do the father s bidding by figuring out where the daughters go each night gets to marry one of Men his daughters While the daughters seem empowered enough to sneak out each night to dance with princes of their own choice as a conseuence one of themas to marry the prince of Isotopic Carbon her father s choice This is a modern retelling of a very old and outdated fairy taleThe book could serve its audience in that the illustrations and artwork are engaging and the book features non white characters However I would not choose this book to read with students unless wead the opportunity to discuss the themes and events in the book from a feminist and critical eye I chose the book based on the colorful cover not knowing the story I assume students might do the sameAwards noneCitations Booklist 122007 SLJ 122007 Horn Book Sept 2007 Love the bright illustrations using cut paper collage and African printsThere s no motivation for the girls going out dancing each night They re not enchanted or bribed or forced or anything In fact "the girls don t really ave any personality at all So from a story standpoint I "girls don t really ave any personality at all So from a story standpoint I this one misses a lotThe point of view is mainly from the soldier who figures out what s Step Out of Your Story happeningLove the line in the beginning about 12 beautiful daughters with a picture showing a wide variety of appearances lightdark shorttall differentair and featuresThere s no explanation for why the girls were locked in every night When you first encounter it locking up the 12 girl This book was neat It gave us suspense and mystery to whom may discover the princesses idden suspense and mystery to whom may discover the princesses idden where they sleep This made me want
TO KEEP READING AND FIGURE OUTkeep reading and figure out the adventure we get clarity of mystery and adventure as if we were the solider in search of the women The ending is a great ending to this story A must read This is an okay book I like that the princesses are not blonde Rules for a Lady hair blued eyed like many think but the marriage at the end is thrown in I understand that it is a children s story so I willave it in my classroo. Of the twelve princesses to Africa The uniue presentation of this classic tale is sure to enchant readers with its vibrant imager. Gorgeous illustrations and a nice succinct retelling of kind of a crappy folk tale Nothing against Isadora Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles here she added appealing things to a tale that was just yucky to begin with If you re curious my beef with this story is the ending spoiler alert the prince who follows the princesses gets to marry the oldest princess and apparently they liveappily ever after even though this princess ABC has been going out WITH A DIFFERENT PRINCE OF HER OWN FREE WILL and dancing all night long withim I guess Odd Man In her opinions don t matterere Arg Anyway The Twelve "Dancing Princesses by Rachel IsadoraThe Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora is about "Princesses by Rachel IsadoraThe Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora is about king who Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale had twelve daughters princesses that were waiting to be married The only way the daughters could become married is if a man could discover where the princesses went to during the night One day a soldier wanted to find out where to princesses went soe went to the king and pretended to be asleep As Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children he was sleepinge Carlyle Marney heard the princesses start to make their way to the secret destination soe followed After two nights of following the princesses Shameful he madeis way back to the king telling im where is daughters were Sacred Landscapes hiding Once the truth was told aboutis daughters Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, he married the eldest daughter off to the solider The fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses teaches the lesson ofaving morals This book is a reminder that giving their kids freedom is important Teens especially will want and freedom so they can act like an adult and it is normal Many fairytales include the same theme telling parents that if they Gold Rush hold too tight to their child which will possibly drive their child away I feel like this book ended abruptly I feel like the author couldave extended the book a little to give the reader knowledge about what was appening in the story The thing I loved the most about the book was the illustrations Isadora created rich illustrations that are vivid and inviting to the African culture that the book is talking about I would not recommend this book to teachers for their classrooms The fairytale was confusing and can cause a lot of uestions from chil. Night after night the twelve princesses mysteriously wear out their shoes But ow The king promises a great reward to any man who. Dren who may come across this book On the other and I do think this book could be beautifully used in an art classroom setting using the illustrations as a learning opportunity for African traditions August 2017 I loved this fairy tale as a kid especially the Faerie
TALE THEATRE PRODUCTION BUT IT FEELSTheatre production but it feels successful as a story to cut down to picture book lengthdigestibility the soldier just chooses a princess which "Bothers Me Way Than Say The Violence In Hansel And "me way than say the violence in Hansel and I do like Isadora s illustrations A beautiful spin on the Brothers Grimm classic My daughter enjoys seeing princesses that look like er That being said it s a little dark that the princesses are poisoning the men and the king ends up killing them when they fail The princesses never express guilt for the lives lost Love the illustrations The retelling of the story isn t my favorite sometimes a little confusing but it s fine And it s a strange story no matter who is telling it but that s not Gingerbread Heart her fault Another blahsome retelling of a Brothers Grimm story by Rachel Isadora These retellingsave all the personality of a wet paper bag The artwork is cool but what about the STORY Kids want excitement and fun not a Wikipedia synopsis Two uestions ere as well 1 How are these princesses able to do this every single night They are presumably awake all day doing princessly things and then all night long they traipse through the woods dance until their shoes are worn through and then traipse BACK through the woods to go ome How much dancing do you think it would actually take to wear through a pair of shoes every night Even a CategoryGenre TraditionalCopyright 2007Estimate Grade Level of Interest K 3Estimate Reading Level Grades 3 4Brief Description The king wants to know where Biz Talk-2 his twelve daughters go each night and rewards the man who can figure it outTraditional literature includes folktales which tell a direct and entertaining story that also covers an important theme The Twelve Dancing Princesses was originally a folktale by the Brothers Grimm and is retoldere by illustrator Rachel Isadora using Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, her uniue collage art and showing Can solve the mystery Rachel Isadoraas revitalized and reimagined this well loved Brothers Grimm fairytale by bringing the story.