Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Princess Pearl Paperback – 19 Oct 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (19 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846162203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846162206
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.4 x 30.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,490,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


Splendid (Daily Express)

A mystical tale set in an underwater palace, this is a modern story of dreams coming true but with a really classic feel to it (Cork Evening Echo)

Beautifully illustrated. (Daily Express)

Book Description

Story about love and friendship. Illustrations with an underwater setting.

See all Product description

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Princess Pearl has been blind since birth, lovingly cared for by a servant boy named Charis. When the King and Queen decree that it's time for Pearl to be married, she turns her back on wealth and fame and 'follows her heart' in true fairy tale fashion. Lavishly illustrated by Sophy Williams, Princess Pearl is likely to be an enormous hit with all aspiring princesses. My 8 year old daughter can't get enough of it.

It does bother her, though, that the slim and attractive Queen should have married 'that fat, ugly King'. (To be fair, he looks like a boiled egg with Gerard Depardieu's nose attached.) Considering the book's message is partly to do with 'inner beauty' I'm personally more bothered by the fact that Princess Pearl herself just happens to be a ravishing beauty on the outside too. Blond-haired Charis, meanwhile - whose good heart wins her over - bears a passing resemblance to your average boy band member. If it's hardcore inner beauty you're looking for - unaided by flawless good looks - then stick a copy of Shrek in the DVD player. There's no denying, though, that little girls like to look at pretty faces (my daughter was gutted that Princess Fiona turned into an ogre), and these gorgeous illustrations offer plenty to coo over at bedtime.

It's a bit pedantic to point out that Pearl would almost certainly have had a female servant assigned to her... I don't suppose pumpkins are very often transformed into carriages, or girls put to sleep for a hundred years with the prick of a spindle, and Princess Pearl is located very firmly in the realm of fairy tales. In fact, it deserves to be up there with Snow White and her ilk. It's just not quite as politically correct as it thinks it is.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Princess Pearl lives under the sea in a palace with her parents, the king and queen. Charis is a boy-servant who, although born on the island above the ocean, has served Pearl in her kingdom since they were both small. Charis has always been there for Pearl, initially because it was his job, but ultimately because, beyond that, he falls in love with her. One day they slip away together to visit the island, where Pearl feels the sun on her face for the first time. Subsequently, they make many such visits; each time Pearl takes back a small souvenir (like a flower or a leaf) to keep, in a box that she made and keeps locked away. The visits stop after Pearl has to consider an arranged marriage. In the end, Pearl refuses each of the proposed suitors in favour of Charis. Pearl and Charis leave the palace together to live on the island.

It is a beautiful book with illustrations that add extra elements to the story (rather than just visualising what has been said). My daughter's favourite page is the last one where Pearl and Charis are swimming to the surface and Pearl discards her souvenirs.

Some of the wording will be wasted on the very young, and while it can at times feel a bit contrived, it is nonetheless a moving story about true love; all that it demands and all that it rewards.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A childhood favourite of mine, purchased to share with my classes at school. I love that the main character is blind- how often are 'princess' characters portrayed with disabilities?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story about authentic heart connection 29 Sept. 2012
By Hilaryj - Published on
Format: Paperback
I loved this gorgeous story, and found it very uplifting. Blind Princess Pearl is REAL. She appreciates authenticity and refuses to be married off to a prince she cares nothing for. She makes a stand for beauty and a love that is solid and based in the realm of the heart. My 6 yr old daughter was also captivated by the story - and the illustrations are gorgeous.
Was this review helpful? Let us know