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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. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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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