• Title: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
  • Author: Jenni James
  • ISBN: 2940148980223
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Nook
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses Twelve princesses one gardener and a mysterious secret As the castle gardener Aleck is paid well has his own room above the stables and he is able to support his mother and younger brothers and s
    Twelve princesses, one gardener, and a mysterious secret As the castle gardener, Aleck is paid well, has his own room above the stables, and he is able to support his mother and younger brothers and sisters Why would he risk it all for one girl For weeks now, Princess Cascadia and her eleven sisters have awakened each morning to swollen feet and tattered dancing slTwelve princesses, one gardener, and a mysterious secret .As the castle gardener, Aleck is paid well, has his own room above the stables, and he is able to support his mother and younger brothers and sisters Why would he risk it all for one girl For weeks now, Princess Cascadia and her eleven sisters have awakened each morning to swollen feet and tattered dancing slippers without any recollection of what happened Why would someone do this to them The king calls all the worthy men in the land to come and help solve the riddle of the twelve dancing princesses The man who is able to sort the mystery will be allowed to choose one of the princesses to wed.Cascadia immediately turns to Aleck for assistance If anyone can help her, she knows it is him, and she knows of no man she would rather marry But will Aleck be able to unravel the mysterious happenings and save the kingdom before those behind the scheme succeed

    One Reply to “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”

    1. This book has finally been released! YAY! I hope you love it. It's definitely a fun twist on the adventure of one of my favorite fairy tales ever. :)

    2. I really liked this book i have never read a retelling of the twelve dancing princess before but as always Jenni james does not disappoint with this one and I would highly recommend it

    3. I've read several of these books and have enjoyed them all! I was excited to get The Twelve Dancing Princesses because it is one of my favorite fairy tales and I love to read re-tellings of this one in particular.Princess Cascadia (Casey) is one of the princesses and has been making frequent trips to the garden lately to be around Aleck, one of the gardeners. During one of their conversations, she lets him in on the secret happening in her house: the princesses shoes are all worn through every m [...]

    4. I have always liked the story of the twelve dancing princesses, so I thought it would be fun to read this one. Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. How has Jenni James got all these books published? The basic bones of the story are there, but her explanation of why the princesses are dancing is dumb, the hero is insipid, and can I just say, I have almost never read worse dialogue in a book. Ghastly, do not recommend.If you want to read a great retelling of this story, check out Robin McKinley's version in the bo [...]

    5. I love the Faerie Tale Collection, but unfortunately this book didn’t quite resonate with me like the others. Not only was the romance really eye-roll worthy, the twist itself was one I’ve seen several times before and in a better way (like Thea’s Tale). I liked some aspects of it, especially the magic, and the prose is just beautiful no matter which story it is, but I wouldn’t single this one out from the others.

    6. This was a very quick read for which I am gratefule dialogue was as if the people lived I older days but it just bugged me. I'm not planning on reading anymore in this series any time soon. Ages 8+

    7. I enjoyed this retelling of the twelve dancing princesses. I have always loved the fairy tale ever since I saw the Barbie movie. I loved the twist she put on this story with the dancing enchantment and the romance. I'm now caught up to book 12 in the series.

    8. This book is perfect for many fifth and sixth grade girls. It takes a fairy tale and turns it into a chapter book. As an adult, I felt it was a little simple, especially the ending, but I would give it to any girl of that age who was interested.

    9. I wasn't feeling this book at all. It's actually kinda sad since I have been dying to read this book forever. I don't have much more to say than that it was kinda disappointing and boring.

    10. Oh, another amazing book by Jenni James. The Faerie Tale Collection has now become one of my favorites. I loved Aleck and I loved Casey and I loved the certain twist that the author played upon us. It was all so mysterious and so, so, so confusing an do unexpected. When I picked up this book to read, I merely did this because it was a part of the series. Of course, as a kid, I had loved the Barbie version of the original story but this version was so much better than that. Hats off to James for [...]

    11. This story is AMAZING! I fell in love with the classic fairy tale many years ago, and have read Jessica Day George's dancing princess series several times. But this story really brought out the hopeless romantic in me!Aleck works as a gardener in the palace. He is also in love with Princess Cascadia, "Casey" for short, who is in deep trouble with her sisters. Every night, she and her sisters awaken to swollen feet and tattered shoes, as if they were danced in. However, they have no memory of thi [...]

    12. I just felt meh about this. Maybe younger readers would like it more, but it felt too simple to me. I didn't connect with any of the characters - they all felt flat, and it felt like I was just skimming the surface of the story, even though I know it was a novella. I needed more depth, more emotion. I wanted to see more of the relationship, not just the plot of the fairy tale over again.I might still check out another from the series, though. The covers are lovely and I've heard the author speak [...]

    13. This book was great! The love story was cute and simple. A little fast and not as developed as Cinderella but still good. Again, no love-at-first-sight business going on. The gardener was a dear and ever so kind to everyone he was with. The author didn't go much in to Cascadia's character but she was good nonetheless. The story left on a good note, though a little to quick. The romance was romantic and the there were some touching parts to the story. For those looking for an in depth book with c [...]

    14. Oh how I love this book! The characters are so wonderful and the story is so engaging! I flew through this book (kind of regretfully) but I just enjoyed it that much. The author of the Jane Austen Diaries does not disappoint in her Faerie Tale Collection! To say the phrase "I could not put it down" is an understatement. The story is so magical, charming, elegant (within the contents), and romantic. Aleck is such a great person and his devotion to Casey is absolutely sweet! An awesome read! Highl [...]

    15. I liked the story and that it was slightly different than the story line most thought of. The ending was a bit flat. Or I possibly would have given it 4stars. It was the first of her Faerie tale collection that I read. I look forward to more.

    16. If you're looking for a disney or classic fairy tale, than look no further. If you're looking for a book that has character, action, mystery, romance and deep development, you might want to take a pass. All depends what you want to read and what you are craving at the moment. Lovely all the same.

    17. I had never read this fairy tale as a kid i read this version and loved it. Everything i like about this book:1. The story was well written2. It was short and did not drag unnecessarilyrfect number of pages3. I like this authors writingsCool!

    18. Another great fairy tale by this wonderful lady! I never would have thought that the 12 princesses didn't know what was going on. That is a great twist and turns out that it was much bigger than just the girls. I loved that too. Well done!

    19. I have read so many versions of the twelve dancing princesses, but this is by far the best one yet!!!

    20. I have read many retellings of this story, but I have never read one that I loved this much. Full review coming soon - haddieshaven

    21. These are really fun fairy-tale re-writes that clean and really enjoyable I spent my couple of days of school reading like six of theses books in two days.

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