* The Barefoot Book of Princesses -
Hardcover & CD
This warm and humorous collection presents much-loved favorites such as "The Princess and the Pea" from Denmark and less familiar figures including "The Mountain Princess" from Persia and "The Horned Snake's Wife" from the Iroquois of North America. Caitlin Matthews's wonderfully dramatic retellings are perfect for reading aloud, while Olwyn Whelan's bright and witty illustrations are a feast in themselves.
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Awards and Honors
Smithsonian Notable Book, 1999
"Talking birds, magic red beans and, of course, resourceful heroines, tumbling out from a jaunty, fantastical compendium that reflects sources as various as Scandinavia, China and Persia." - Smithsonian Magazine
"Matthews come[s] up with treasure.... Whelan's effervescent artwork recalls Jane Ray's in composition, color and use of detail and borders. She tailors her delicate watercolors to each story's country of origin." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Those who enjoy fairy tales in their homes will love these stories… The illustrations are whimsical and colorful, full of delightful detail.” -The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and storyteller who lives in Oxford.
She has written nearly fifty books. To read more about Caitlín Matthews, work visit her website
Narrated by Margaret Wolfson
After receiving a Masters from New York University, Margaret developed a unique form of story-theater, creating performances of dramatically performed myths, epics, legends, and fairytales in collaboration with musicians, composers, and visual artists.
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Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan
Olwyn Whelan worked as a newspaper cartoonist and as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator. She aims to produce "timeless and classic" books that children will treasure for life. Olwyn lives in Ireland with her husband, their two children, and her cat called Sleazy.
So, why not plan a Princess Party for your special "princess"? Barefoot Books offers Princess Puppets, Princess Puzzles, Princess Activity online, and Princess Prints.
Enjoy this delightful storytime book with cd!