"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they

tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us

that dragons can be beaten."

                                                         –Neil Gaiman

The First Tale

 

Have you heard the one about The Princess and the Pea? No? It's by a really famous writer of fairy tales. Hans Christian Andersen? Ring a bell? We'll get started right after you brush your teeth and change into your jammies. Hurry it up, we don't have all night!

The Princess & The Pea

 

First published in 1835 by Hans Christian Andersen, this is a story about a fussy prince who can't find a bride to his liking.


He's not sure exactly what "type" he's looking for, but ​the prince knows she will be an extraordinarily sensitive girl. 

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