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The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale Hardcover – Illustrated, 11 Apr 2008
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'Children love fairy stories. They suspend disbelief and accept all manner of strange happenings as perfectly normal. How many people would feel a pea under their mattress? Probably none, but that doesn t stop children enjoying the story of the Princess and the Pea. The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale...has a lovely mathematical slant on this traditional tale. Use the story for counting, sequences, ordinal numbers and much more.' --Scholastic Child Education PLUS
'This is the first non-rhyming children s story that Brenda has had published, and it s a real treasure of a book. It offers a fresh slant on the well-known traditional tale The Princess and the Pea and young readers will love getting involved with the story and trying some mathemagical counting along the way.' --Scholastic Literacy Plus
'Complimented by the bright imaginative illustrations by Fatus, this is an excellent way to introduce counting and numeracy skills. Overall, it is a nice story with fun, bold illustrations and should captivate any young listener.' --Elizabeth Baskeyfield, The School Librarian
About the Author
Brenda Williams is a widely published author of children's poetry. A former primary school teacher, she has also written many educational articles and books. Brenda lives in Wiltshire, England. She is married with two children, five grandchildren, and has a black labrador named Bertie. The Real Princess is her second Barefoot project following Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear. Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress whose bright and distinctive illustrations have brought her numerous commissions and international critical acclaim. 'I take much inspiration from animals that I love, and I want to give homage to their very strong dignity through my work. I'd like my work to be a peaceful message of solidarity and support, that could help children remember to love and respect each other.' Sophie was born and educated in France and now lives in Florence, Italy.
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Used to open up a Maths investigation.
Chn ended up writing their own Mathemagical adventures - great link to Trad tales topics in Literacy.
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On top of all that, the story is hilarious. The princes' names -- Primo, Secundo, Terzo -- the princesses' names... and the princes' decisions that thesegirls are "Princess enough for me!"
What a great book. We really enjoy it.
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