The Twelve Dancing Princesses

from Golden Books


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  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses published by Golden Books
  • Written by: Jane Werner
  • Illustrated by: Sheilah Beckett
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 2 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Golden Books has brought its classic Little Golden Book The Twelve Dancing Princesses back in print for a new generation of fairytale fans. Originally published in 1954, this 24-page book by Jane Werner tells the tale of 12 princesses who secretly dance their slippers into pieces each night. Sheilah Beckett's original illustrations have been digitally restored in this new publication.

Is It Fun?

Parents and grandparents who remember reading the original Little Golden Book will enjoy sharing this classic tale with their children and grandchildren. The illustrations, especially the ones depicting the princesses' dresses, are really beautiful with lots of color and detail.

Who It’s For

The Twelve Dancing Princesses is for ages 2-5.

What To Be Aware Of

This book is adapted from the original fairytale by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm.