I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published June 11th 2012
The Princess And The Pea, imaginatively adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens, is a beautiful book, about a prince, who travels far and wide, to find a "real" princess.
He meets many princesses during his travels, but his mother, the queen, is not satisfied that any of them are truly ladylike or delicate enough to be a "real" princess, for the young prince to marry.
Then one night, during a terrible storm, a young girl knocks on the castle door, claiming to be a real princess, but she is drenched and wind blown and doesn't look at all like a princess, so the queen makes a special bed, with one tiny pea, beneath it, with charming results.