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Giveaway; The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

by Scandinavian mum

The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain or too greedy. One stormy night a young lady knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test. Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses?

We are giving away this beautifully illustrated classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen to one lucky reader.

Post updated Monday 4th October 2013 Competition is now closed and the winner of the giveaway is announced!

This version of The Princess and the Pea, published by Floris Books, evokes fond childhood memories. I remember too well placing a pea under my mattress, and rather disappointed waking up after a good nights sleep, not having felt the pea at all. This is your chance to win this book and retell this utterly delightful fairytale to your child.

The Princess and the Pea by Danish author and writer of children’s fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusíková. The well-known story is told eloquently and magically, with no post modern twists, just classical elegance. Once upon a time…
Available from Floris Books

The lucky winner of the beautiful children’s books is Linda Hamrin Tait. Congratulations!

Enter the giveaway here -Competition is now closed!
1. By leaving a comment below, include your email so we can contact you if you win!
2. There’s extra points if you Like the giveaway competition post on Facebook
3. Competition is open to all international entrants.
4. Competition ends Monday 7th October 2013 at 9am (BST) -best of luck!


  1. Michele Elton says:

    My daughters love this book and yep, they’ve both tried putting peas under their mattresses!

  2. Nicola says:

    My daughter is the ULTIMATE fidget in her bed, so this story would suit her down to the ground! 😉

  3. Marta says:

    My favourite fairytale ever!!!!!

  4. Max says:

    Those illustrations are beautiful!

  5. Rachel Wagstaff says:

    My little boy will love this book especially if I read it before bedtime-sweet dreams all the way:)

  6. Vivian says:

    I love telling this story to my girls, I remember it so well from my childhood. (This is my right email!)

  7. claire woods says:

    This looks very well illustrated.

  8. Linda says:

    This is such a lovely story

  9. Natalie says:

    My eldest daughter loves this story, my youngest loves peas! It’s a win win situation! x

  10. La says:

    Beautiful book! Perfect bedtime story for little princesses.

  11. Linda says:

    This book would make story time magical for my 3 little ones! xxx

  12. Ruan says:

    I loved this story and told it to my own children in turn, and now I plan to keep a few books for when I finally become the granny to read to another generation the way my granny read to me. cause stories like this are part of our culture and need loving and passing on.

  13. melanie stirling says:

    This book is gorgeous,I would enjoy reading this to my niece.

  14. Anna Maria says:

    This edition looks so lovely!

  15. Klaudia says:

    It has been ages since I heard this story and I have to admit, I have forgotten about it. This would be great for my 4 year old girl, who is very into princesses. The illustrations are beautiful.

  16. Lola says:

    I’m sure my little girl would love this book!

  17. Lili says:

    Aren’t the illustrations lovely – classic and gentle. I’d love to see what my little girl would make of this book.

  18. katie skeoch says:

    one of my absolute favourites, a lovely giveaway xxx


  19. Julie Cook says:

    Beautiful illustrations, fantastic x

  20. Jeri says:

    My sis Julie Ann is the Princess in this story. Love you
    Little Red Haired Girl.

  21. aleksk says:

    Andersen is one of my favourites ever!! This book will be great introduction to his work for my daugther… <3

  22. Nausheen Saleem says:

    lovely book my girl’s birthday is at end of this month. hope win and gift her . she is gonna love it.

  23. Hanna says:

    Would love this for our nursery

  24. Renea Kempf says:

    This is a beautiful little story my two daughters would love and treasure!

  25. Lynn Doe says:

    Lovely book with wonderful illustrations, my book mad daughter would treasure this :)

  26. sharon Wallace says:

    Oh I loved this book as a child. I forgot all about it, how could I! My daughter would love it too, I’m sure.

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