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RawJunior/Harper 2000
THE PRINCES AND THE PEA
written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock

A treasure and a treasury! A collection of comic versions of fairy tales, done by renowned cartoonists and children's book artists from around the world.

Edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. (Ages 6-12)

“These days, most comics really aren't for kids. But Little Lit fixes that with funny and fractured all-ages fairy tales by some of the best comic artists around...Kids will love the unexpected twists on old favorites, like the lions who populate Barbara McClintock's “The Princess and the Pea.” — amazon.com

THE PRINCES AND THE PEA“In this provocative anthology, husband-and-wife team Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Mouly enlist well-known artists to retell traditional tales and invent visual games...the lone female contributor, Barbara McClintock, pens a gentle, old-fashioned 'Princess and the Pea.” — Publishers Weekly

“This is a cool book: cool in the sense that it is presented by 18 renowned cartoonists; cool in the McLuhan sense of comics as a medium that commands audience involvement through iconic forms; and cool in the sense of a marriage of form and content that is brilliant in concept...Some of the retellings...are told in formal language, others like Barbara McClintock's “The Princess and the Pea“ are tongue-in-cheek.” — School Library Journal

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